Originally Posted by Dedhed
We can't take any chances at this point. If NE somehow loses next week and we win, then we can talk about resting starters, but playing NE at home is a huge priority and we can't risk losing that advantage.
The starters should be playing until that scenario is iced away.
There are pros and cons. You're right. The one thing that worries me is a team losing its edge. We've all seen teams rest starters and then pay for it in the playoffs. On the other hand, rested players can bring a hell of a lot more to a big game. I imagine every coach has his own way of reaching a balance. I don't know enough about Fox to know what he'll do. I think if it's up to Peyton, everybody will play every minute.