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Taking week 17 off when you have 1st round bye & nothin 2 play for (1 Viewer)

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Doesn't seem to work anymore, does it?

Tennessee basically took week 17 off and lost in the divisional round.

NY Giants basically took week 17 off and lost in the divisional round.

Pittsburgh played to win in week 17 and won in the divisional round.

And ironically, Mike Tomlin was criticized by some when Roethlisberger got a concussion in what some called a meaningless game.

Note that Carolina doesn't really fit into this equation since they still had the division title to play for in week 17.

 
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Doesn't seem to work anymore, does it? Tennessee basically took week 17 off and lost in the divisional round.NY Giants basically took week 17 off and lost in the divisional round. Pittsburgh played to win in week 17 and won in the divisional round. And ironically, Mike Tomlin was criticized by some when Roethlisberger got a concussion in what some called a meaningless game. Note that Carolina doesn't really fit into this equation since they still had the division title to play for in week 17.
I thought all 3 teams had their guys play a half... except Kerry Collins
 
Skipping the entire month of November seems to work too. You can also play in the NFC Championship game. :lmao:

 
Doesn't seem to work anymore, does it? Tennessee basically took week 17 off and lost in the divisional round.NY Giants basically took week 17 off and lost in the divisional round. Pittsburgh played to win in week 17 and won in the divisional round. And ironically, Mike Tomlin was criticized by some when Roethlisberger got a concussion in what some called a meaningless game. Note that Carolina doesn't really fit into this equation since they still had the division title to play for in week 17.
How does Carolina not "fit into this equation?" Because they don't prove your hypothesis correct? The facts are that Tennessee, New York, and Pittsburgh all rested a number of their starters for a half or more in week 17. Carolina played their starters for the entire game to ensure that they won their division, #2 seed, and the bye. 1 of the 3 teams who rested their starters won, and the only team who didn't, lost. What does that prove? Nothing-but you are trying to twist facts in such a way to make it seem like it does.Really, a professional football team should be able to get motivated to play well in the playoffs because, well, it's the PLAYOFFS, and because they are paid to do so.I think the bye week had less to do with the Giants loss, than say, the loss of (and distraction caused by) Plaxico Burress.I think the bye week had less to do with the Tennessee loss, than say, a talented Ravens team, turnovers, and some bad luck.I think the bye week had less to do with the Carolina loss, than say, understimating the Cardinals, and improved Arizona defense, and Jake Delhomme's horrible day.I think the bye week had A LOT to do with the Steeler's win. They needed that week to rest up some key players: Roethlisberger, Harrison, et al.
 
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How does Carolina not "fit into this equation?" Because they don't prove your hypothesis correct?
Because, unlike the other three teams that had a bye, they had something to play for in week 17, so they didn't go into their divisional round having not played a meaningful game in three weeks, unlike the others.
 
How does Carolina not "fit into this equation?" Because they don't prove your hypothesis correct?
Because, unlike the other three teams that had a bye, they had something to play for in week 17, so they didn't go into their divisional round having not played a meaningful game in three weeks, unlike the others.
But you posted that Pittsburgh tried to win the game. They didn't do much different than the Giants or the Titans. Their starters played between a quarter and a half (if they were "completely" healthy-Harrison didn't play at all, but could have if the game had been vital). So what is the equation? Teams that didn't have anything to play for but managed to win b/c they were playing a sucky Cleveland team=trying to win? Your premise is flawed. The Giants got beat b/c they have been a different team since Plax was suspended. The Titans got beat by bad luck-they outplayed the Ravens, but had a couple of bad turnovers, an injury to Chris Johnson, and a bad non-call by the refs. The Panthers got beat by Delhomme's career worst day, and a much improved Arizona team. None of this has to do with how long their starters played in week 17, or whether these teams "tried to win" in week 17.
 
Titans skill position players should have spent the week walking around with a ball in their hands. Otherwise, they played well and deserved the week off.

The Giants should have spent the week taking gun safety classes.

 

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