It's not like football bonehead. The season is three times as long, which evens out statistical anomalies that can occur in football. The scoring categories within each week are what determines who goes to the playoffs. More emphasis is placed on winning the statistical categories within that week against the opponent you're playing, and adjusting your team to compete against the strength or weaknesses of that person's team. Having so many scoring categories assures that more strategy needs to be used, which you would of course decry, being incapable of formulating any.