I know this is a hot topic, and I have not seen this mentioned yet as for the reason why we continue to keep the starters in and continue to score. 1. Belichick is pissed! For a guy who is a huge history buff, there is no way he wants to go down in history with the black mark of spygate as his legacy. So to counter that, he will field the greatest team to ever play in a single season. This team could go undefeated, could break a ton of records on offense, and be one of the best defenses statistically. If this were to happen, spygate goes away, and the title of greatest coach ever comes back into conversation. Basically this is a big F-you to the league. 2. This goes along with reason one, but he wants brady to have all the records for a QB. Another F-you to the league. He is saying to brady "sorry" for last years WR situation, so you go out and have fun and throw you touchdowns. I knew watching that game yesterday that brady would not come out until he had thrown that 3rd touchdown pass, and that is exactly what they did. 3. Why not continue to score. This has been mentioned, but even the patriots have to think at some point they may be in a game that is close that has some meaning this season. If you start taking everyone out at halftime so you do not run up the score, that will hurt the team in the long run because the continuity just will not be there.