This is pure conjecture on my part and I've seen it said on here in a less purer form, but I think these last two close games are because BB is trying to get his team ready for the Playoffs when nothing is as easy as it was for them the first 9 or so games. I'm excluding the Colts game, because honestly, I probably can't speak to it unbiasedly and it would come off trolling. I think you can start with the Eagles game. They threw the ball all but one time in the first half against a defense that was expecting the pass. What better way to sharpen your passing attack than beat a defense designed to stop exactly what you're doing. It's like running against your own defense in practice, that already knows what offensive play your calling, but at full speed. It's saying to the offense you are great, but can you STILL execute in an environment that is designed to stop exactly what you are trying to do. The Ravens game, same thing, they were chest thumping and going after Brady and the game plan didn't waiver, they still went right into the teeth of the defense. This clicked for me when Dungy said you do what you do best. Well BB, imho, is intentionally not adjusting much, to allow his team to face adversity or to be able to execute against the odds. At least in the first half of these games, imo. Now, they would never, not try to win, thats ridiculous. However I believe he would try to get them ready. Is he trying to keep it close, nope, if they can beat the other teams best with his best, thats what you get in the playoffs. I'll add I may be reading way too much into it, but I just think BB who is the master game planner would continue to pass against the nickle or not have more blitz/hot reads against a Ravens team. He wants them to be able to perform even when the Defense knows what the play is, that is truely disheartening for an opponent and the ultimate swagger for your team. So I guess if this is true then, you'll see very little of Welker in the first half against Pitt and a bunch of Kyle Brady/Ben Watson double tightend sets. And you may see a little smash mouth, maybe even some goal line Jumbo formations. LM isn't that kind of back or hasn't played like it, imho, so who knows. All I'm saying is that it wouldn't suprise me to see, Heath (the big white guy, I'm can't remember his name exactly) lined up in the backfield as a blocking back or maybe the actual ball carrier and BB try to North and South right into the teeth of Pitts run Defense. We'll see. However, I could see BB doing this for his team to show them what they are capable of, not against Pitt, but against whoever they'll play in January. I would assume the closer they get to a perfect season, the less BB will care about perfection and care more about a 4th superbowl. Just my opinion, Moss could have 3 touchdowns in the 1st quarter and I'll readily admit this is all bunk!