I'm having an internal debate here. Side 1: You play to win the game, you play to maintain a roll, you play for a higher playoff seed, you just don't concede and lay down. Side 2: This is the BB side. You don'y risk things when it's unnecessary, you keep things vanilla and the strarters hidden for whenit really matters. Playoff seeding is irrelevant and any game is winable or losable with proper game planning or execution. There was no more chance to get a bye week to increase that preperation time. What you give up is the easier path to the Super Bowl. I say for the most part, because I don't thinking winning organizations concede when there is still something at stake. However, winning organizations also look at the big picture, past that higher goal. Even to say there is an easier schedule contradicts my past theories. I feel that there are no team-to-team "favorable" matchups and that every team must be taken seriously in this league, as losing is more than possible with improper execution of a good or bad game plan, or vise versa. There are favorable and infavorable matchups, but they can be be lessened or equalized with such game planning and execution by Patriot players. There's no question we have those Patriot players. The regular season is now behind us, and I think that's what BB exclusively cared about. He'll work with what he gets, even if what he gets was simply due to concession.