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NFL 2K1 HINTS AND SECRETS v1.2
Dreamcast
By Brad Cherone (dirty2002@home.com)

** NOTICE **
This FAQ is created with the intention of giving you helpful guides to 
play with a game. If you misuse the information in anyway harmful to 
anyone, I cannot take responsibility. I do not support the breakage of 
law in anyway.

Everything in this FAQ is copyrighted to Brad Cherone. If you 
distribute this FAQ in any way, without my permission, I will use my 
rights according to the Berne Copyright Convention of 1976 and US
Copyright Law, to do whatever I can to make you have a bad day. 
This page cannot be used in any printed or electronic media without my 
permission. I, Brad Cherone, and not you own this FAQ.

Some of the information has been taken from the game that is listed 
above.

This FAQ is to be placed on GameFAQs (http://www.gamefaqs.com). I have 
already lost count of all the other FAQs that I have let other people 
use on their site, and feel the need to use this easy, user-friendly 
page. I suggest you do the same.

This FAQ can be found only at GameFAQs (http://www.gamefaqs.com). If 
you see that this is posted at another site, contact me at 
dirty2002@home.com and I will do the rest. I thank you for your 
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Send all errors to dirty2002@home.com. Feel free to email me on 
whatever questions you have, even if it is on a different game, and I 
will try to help you to my best ability. Send all your corrections in 
too, even I make mistakes.

NFL 2K1 is published by SEGA (http://www.sega.com/) and developed by 
Visual Concepts.

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Table Of Contents
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   I.    UPDATES
   II.   TIPS
   III.  SECRETS
   IV.   CREDITS

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I. UPDATES
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Release 1.2             Changed Phil to John

Release 1.1             Changed email to my current one.

Release 1.0             Created FAQ
                        Added TIPS
                        Added Magical Spin
                        Added Auto Defense and Offense Play Selection
                        Added Shuffle Your Hand
                        Added Trick Your Opponent
                        Added Wide Open Passes
                        Added SECRETS
                        Added Old School Style
                        Added Redskins Great
                        Added Super Punter
			
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II. TIPS
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This section covers all the tips that will help you in winning games. A 
lot of people do not know about this stuff, and you can use it to your 
advantage. That is, if it is done properly.

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Magical Spin
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This is probably the most helpful tip I can give you. Not only will you 
gain an extra five to ten yards, but also you could get a touchdown out 
of this.

When you have the ball, give it to a wide out or your running back. 
When a defender gets close, spin. If done properly, the defender will 
bounce off, especially if he dived.

This doesn't work well in a crowd, when you have four guys around you, 
because after you spin, you are dead meat. It is mainly for two on one 
situations.

It also doesn't work if the defender makes a tackle by running into 
you, rather then diving. This helps a lot when breaking away and the 
defender does a last ditch effort at full power-diving at you. You can 
bounce them off very quickly, and go in for the score.

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Auto Defense and Offense Play Selection
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This can be a very helpful thing, but sometimes leads to disaster. The 
game automatically selects your play, but sometimes it is a play that 
has never worked. Pretty much it is the play that best fits a 
situation, according to the game.

On both offense and defense, at play selection, do not touch your 
analog joystick. Press your selection button (default is A) twice. It 
will automatically select a play.

Make sure you look at the play, or you could be in for a surprise. Also 
remember that on fourth down, the game will not pick a special play, 
such as a punt, or field goal.

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Shuffle Your Hand
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Only available in Two Player mode, this is a very tricky device. You 
can make your friend think you picked one play, when you instead pick 
another. Here is how to do it.

When in the play selection screen, find your play. Now, instead of 
tapping A, hold it down. Now, find a totally different play, and let go 
of A. You will still have the first play as your play, and it will have 
tricked your foe into thinking you are going to run, when instead you 
are going to pass.

If you press go back to the formation selection, you can let go of A 
and go through the formations. As soon as you pick a formation though, 
it selects the second play. That means that you cannot trick your 
friend into thinking you are doing a field goal, when you want to pass, 
as it will pick the field goal pass play. This can mess you up.

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Trick Your Opponent
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This trick only works against real, live, human players. It works 
against their natural reflexes. They also adapt to it very quickly, so 
only use it when you need that extra five yards, and only use it a 
couple times a game, or they will not fall for it.

When all your men are at the line, press the left or right button (the 
ones behind the controller). This will make your opponent think you are 
snapping the ball, as when you do normally the camera zooms out. 
Pressing left or right simulates this, zooming out to see your 
receivers.

This does not work against the CPU. Since they are not human, they will 
not react to it. As soon as the guy crosses the scrimmage line, hike it 
for real and you get a free play.

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Wide Open Passes
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A really well known tip, this one is sure to get you some yardage on 
your passing game. Against the CPU it's almost guaranteed to be a 
catch, unless your receivers have bad hands. Against human players, it 
gets a little harder, since they go for the ball a lot faster.

When selecting a play, select one where the receiver runs a route like 
this:
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                               R

When he is about to turn throw the ball. Your quarterback will lead him 
and the cornerback won't know what hit him.

Another good route is a slant. I do not know how, but the cornerbacks 
always seem to be a good five or six steps behind your guy. If they 
have a safety, it is not a good plan to throw the ball. Your player 
will get knocked, and probably drop the ball.

The slant looks like this, maybe a less steeper:
                  
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                    \
                     \
                      \
                       \
                        R

Just throw the ball when he is wide open, for a wide-open catch.

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III. SECRETS
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Want to know all the neat stuff you can unlock in NFL 2K1? Well this is 
your place; find all you need to know about unlocking this cool gear.

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Old School Style
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To play with Leather Helmets, play a season on "All Pro". That is not 
the only catch...you have to go undefeated, and of course, win the 
Super Bowl.

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Redskins Great
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Play a season on "All Pro". Go undefeated and win the Super Bowl. After 
you win the Super Bowl, you will have one of the greatest running backs 
in Redskin history, Hall of Famer John Riggins. He led the Redskins to 
a Super Bowl against the Dolphins.

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Super Punter
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To get unlimited creation points for your punter, take away at least 
one point from Punt Accuracy and Punt Power. You now have unlimited 
points in Fake Punt categories.

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IV. CREDITS
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SEGA for publishing a cool game.
Visual Concepts for creating a great game, and I hope their 2K2 series 
comes out to be the best sports games.
GameFAQs for hosting all of my FAQs, and for their continued support of 
me.

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