Maris09 wrote:This game was highly suspect.
If Philly wins this game, then they have to play everyone and play hard next week.
Even then they still may not get the 2 seed and a bye week.
Which would then mean they'd have to play a 3rd game....in 12 days.
This game tonight was shady as all hell.
not sure what you mean.
Are you saying the Eagles lost on purpose so they could rest starters next week, since they are basically locked in as the 3 seed?
Incidentally, the Eagles have more time to prepare for Sundays game (after playing on a Tuesday) than they would have from a SUN game to a Thursday game.
Right but what I'm saying is, thanks to good old Goodell they played on Tuesday, they would play again on Sunday (short week), and then if they didn't get the 2 seed, they would then play yet again on Saturday (short week).
So you're looking at back to back short weeks, and 3 games in a time span of 12 days.
That's disastrous for a team trying to make it deep into the playoffs.
Even if you get past that first playoff game, the players bodies would be so beat up they'd have very little chance the following week.
Option 2 is to rest people week 17, and come into the playoffs essentially off of a "bye week."
They'd essentially be creating their own bye week in doing this.
I'm just saying I haven't seen Vick that far off with his passes all season, and they were at home, facing a putrid defense (that Cutler had carved up the week before at will), and against a rookie QB who looked like he couldn't do anything right the week before either.
Now I know a week's worth of reps can make a difference, and I know Philly's defense isn't what it has been in years past, but come on....To get dominated, at home, by a currently really bad team...is just too suspect to me.