Originally Posted by gunns
I remember the 96 season when we locked up the division on the 1st of Dec. We rested guys the next 3 weeks, which I did not understand as we didn't wrap up homefield for two more weeks. Then we had the bye and then the infamous Jacksonville game.
I Remember that. When the Jacksonville fiasco ensued I was SO pissed at Shanahan for thinking he could flip a switch and bring the team back up to speed without any playing time for 3 weeks. That was PART of why we lost that game.
The bogus PI on Tory James that extended a Jacksonville drive for points before the half was a big part. We were starting to build mo and would have got the ball back, except for that terrible call. Instead they got up another 7.