...about BB's motivations at the end of LAST year. A lot of people are of the opinion that the Pats rested starters in week 17 last season because they'd rather play that Jaguars in the WC round than the Steelers. I always thought it had nothing to do with who the Pats' opponent would be, but, rather, was entirely about getting the starters a light week in lieu of a bye to get them rested and healthy. The way I figured it, BB believes in only focusing on what he and team can control -- putting themselves in the position to play their best football in the playoffs. This season, it seems clear that the #3 seed would give us the easier WC opponent in the Jets, as well as saving us a cross-country trip if we make it to the divisional round. If BB really was trying to avoid the Steelers last year by losing, it would make sense he would try to avoid the Broncos this season by winning. If, on the other hand, he was simply thinking about getting his starters some rest, it would make sense that he'd do the same thing this year.