I decided to start a new franchise with the Chargers, on All-Pro, injuries maxed (to make it difficult and unpredictable).
Before the season started, I traded Nate Keading (ovr: 67) and a 1st and 4th round picks to Baltimore for Matt Stover (ovr: 92) and 2 lower picks.
Game #1 vs. Houston W 26-6 - The first half of this game was loaded with punting, with the first score being a Tomlinson touchdown just after the 2 minute warning. Tomlinson added two more touchdowns (over 120 rushing yards), and Stover was 1/3 on field goals. Someone also got a safety just before the end of the first half to make it 9-0. Rivers was pretty ineffective, but my receivers are horrible anyway. No huge long-lasting injuries, but Godfrey did get a light injury.
I then traded my punter Scrifes (ovr. 65) and a couple picks to St. Louis for Sean Landeta (ovr. 90) and a couple lower picks.
Game #2 vs. NY Jets W 32-7 - Easy game for some reason, Matt Stover hit 6/7 field goals. We're way too ineffective in the redzone, as no one can catch the ball. One of my 50 some ovr receivers made a beautiful catch in the endzone once though, but couldn't catch anything else. Tomlinson added his 4th TD of the season. Kevin Dyson (ovr. 82) broke his hand, and he's the only receiver that can do anything, but he's coming back for next week.
Game #3 vs. Denver W 20-14 - My biggest win of the season was costly. Ladainian Tomlinson (ovr. 97) broke his leg, and he's out for the rest of the season. No playoffs, no nothing. It was tied 7-7 at halftime, and both teams scored once after before I added two field goals in the last 3 minutes to win.
I had to do something quick, so I traded Chatman (ovr. 65), and two early picks to Miami for Ricky Williams (ovr. 90). I'll use him as trade bait come draft time, when Tomlinson is healthy again.
My goals were to win more than three games, improved offensive rushing, and make top 25, and I'm on way to two of them. I dunno how I'm gonna improve on my already great rushing from last year.
I also signed Vonnie Holliday (ovr. 77) to a 6 year 22.5 million dollar contract so I could have someone worthwhile on my D-line. He was my only choice, and I had to give him a huge bonus to come, so now my cap is only like +3 million. Oh well.