According to Kerry Byrne at CHFF, beating teams with a winning record is the most important indicator of postseason success. Unfortunately, this win put the Broncos at 9-9, whereas had we lost, we would have been eliminated, but at least they would be 10-8 and guaranteed us a win over a winning team. Also, since we lost to the Giants this year, it's a loss against a winning team, but if we'd won, it would not be a win against a winning team since they would have been 8-8. We also ruined our chances of beating a winning team because we were dumb enough to defeat Oakland, San Diego, NYJ (twice) Dallas, and Philadelphia. Had we been smart enough to lose, they would count as winning teams, too. I think a 7-9 record would be well worth the confidence of playing all the +.500 teams and knowing we didn't have an easy schedule. What do you think?