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  1. AzPatsFan

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    The so called analysts kept asking if the Giants would try to play to win the game.

    Not one asked if the Patriots would play to win the game. They just automatically assumed that the Patriots would go all out for the sixteenth victory. But that was not the case, necessarily. What a bunch of clods. They should have done so, and asked the question.

    It is apparent to me, that Bill Belichick has not lost sight of the ultimate prize.

    Any Patriots player who had as much as a hangnail, was ruled out of the game, by the Belichick coaching staff. Those players were given a rest to rehab and be ready for the playoffs.

    So Belichick was willing to lose a "meaningless" game; and coached with his with head, not his heart.

    He then tried to win with a reduced squad, with half the Offensive line not playing against the best "sacking" team in the league. He did this so that his team would be better positioned for the coming Tournament. :cool:

    It makes the Victory all the sweeter.:D :D
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    #50 Jersey

    That's an interesting take and definately food for thought.
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    WTF?!?! Just a little advice....the next time you polish off a handle of Bourbon, wait until the next morning before post.
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    WTF are you? That comment was uncalled for!
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    This is the last time I'll write it tonight... Coughlin may well have scrooed his team. By going all out, here's what he did to his starters:
    1. Lost three to injury (all returns questionable)
    2. Took away a potential "bye" week's worth of rest
    3. Took away valuable film time to study the Pats instead of the Bucs
    4. Gave TB a look at their game plan vs. the Pats = more film fodder for next week
    5. Made them realize that even when they played their hardest, they still couldn't seal the deal.

    Let's see how many starting Bucs play Sunday. If the Giants win next week, congratulations, but they'll have much more to overcome now than if they'd just let the second-teamers have a shot, IMHO.
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    Didn't Coughphlegm SEE what happened to Philly? the Ravens? after playing their hearts out against the Patriots...THE TANK...idiotic move by a dinosaur whose time has passed
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