In another thread poster "Speed" said " . Now I didn't want to comment on this there as it would have hijacked the thread, but it is something I have been thinking about. This season has been a big "Eff U" to the NFL and the media. The media with the constant harping on the whole undefeated thing, has added an element of misery that I wasn't expecting. This is the most dominant season in the history of the New England Patriots, but I have enjoyed it less than I should have, and have truly found other seasons more enjoyable. The ultimate goal is to win the Superbowl, everything else is just window dressing. As other players from teams getting close to an undefeated season have said, there was actually relief when they finally lost, and as a result they played looser and better. So, what if BB gave the NFL and the media , particularly the media, the ultimate "Eff U" and lost their final game....but of course, on our own terms. Say the Pats go 15-0, and we pull the same thing we did to the Dolphins in 2005. Start Brady for one series, or one play, and then pull all of the starters. The game won't mean anything playoff wise, at least for us. If it looks like it will, we do it one week earlier against the Dolphins, because we are NOT doing it against the Rats. The media will be apoplectic. They will be stunned at the audacity of the Pats and how the Pats are dissing them. The 1972 Dolphins will be pissed because their their record will still stand, yet be as hollow as anything. ....and the Pats, and BB will be able to do the whole thing with big smiles on their faces. Imagine the angst of the media watching BB smile throughout an entire game. Finally, the heat would be off, the starters would have more chances to be rested, and the chances to win the Superbowl improved. ...and maybe, just maybe, we win the game anyway.