Re: indy #5 ,bengals #6 locked in... so ravens rest players and lay down in cinci. pats #3 regardless should rest players also
posted at 12/24/2012 5:38 PM EST
In response to Muzwell's comment:
In response to coolade2's comment:
4th seed means if Baltimore gets through to title game it would be in balt instead of NE.... this is possible since ravens are more playoff tested than Houston and could knock them off. So stay ahead in the seedings.
cinci is better in 1st round since Dalton hasn't faced NE D this year and should have problems. Indy is a scary team of "destiny " . I'd rather face them after they upset somebody else...
only way to push everybody hard is if Baltimore wins IMO or TEXANS LOSE. So game plan A is business as usual, plan B , pull those guys and beat Miami with B team. lets face it mallett needs more reps. Get him some work .
worst scenario IMO... would be if balt loses, texans win , pats go all out to beat dolphins and it means nothing when Peyton scratches out a victory at home.
That raises another question whether Denver does its own strategy to rest players, but not likely until game is in hand.
You put way too much thought into this. Just play the game against Miami and then beat whoever shows up the following week, Cinci or Indy. Let's not overcomplicate it.
Agree about over thinking about hypothetical circumstances... Lol... Guilty... Haha. Hey don't gloss over it entirely, there are some good comments in there.
One comment that only azpat spoke about is whether it might be better for this team to play the wildcard weekend because of continuity and the "partial bye week of playing a game with selected players resting against Miami... there are advantages to playing every week, as jints and packers have proven.
#3 seed might be best position strategically.