NFL Blitz 2001 features new plays, player attributes, and animations, as well as improved player models. There are three minigames in which to train your players: First and Goal Frenzy, Quarterback Training, and Goal Line Stand. The game screens and menu systems have been redesigned completely for this year. Games can be played in four new stadiums. The block schemes and CPU play selection have been improved. Players now can compete against each other, even while in season mode.