teezy33 wrote:I could buy the lay down argument, but deep down I don't see it. If it was really a lay down Reid would have given some guys a rest in this game
Well gotta make it look legit, especially in front of the home town fans.
Otherwise they might as well just not started them in the first place.
Look I agree their oline is banged up, and the defense isn't what it was. I know it's a bit of a stretch to say they wanted to lose this game. But that's really the only conclusion I can come to after adding up all the pieces.
um.....#2 seed gets a first round bye...........................................
Why not fight for it?
You're going under the assumption that if they win both games they get the 2 seed.
That thinking is fine, if they were guaranteed the 2 seed and bye. But they weren’t.
So if ya fight….and ya don’t get it….you’re kinda done.
3 games in 12 days is a death wish. Even if ya get by that first playoff game, you’re too banged up to push deep into the playoffs, IMO.
All I know is the way it worked out....they get a guaranteed bye week
(Week 17), and they get to go into the playoffs fresh off a week of rest, and play in a home game.
Certainly better than potentially playing 3 games in 12 days, I'll tell you that.