Originally Posted by EM31
Oh stuff it. We were getting beat that game and we got in because the Colts decided to sit Manning and the rest their starters after half time. If they did not do that then we would have been 7-8 going in to week 17 and watching the playoffs looking in from the outside.
That is the very definition of backing in.
(a) Not good enough to win your own division
(b) Not good enough to take a wildcard spot by force of you own record.
(c) Not even good enough to take a "win and you are in" game by force. Instead you get in because the other team decides to rest everyone not on their practice squad.
(d) Nice spin on the 5-1 including the gift from the Colts and a bunch of other teams all of whom had losing records. The only legitimate win in the last six was in week 17 against the Bengals and it could be easily argued that they were firmly in "don't get injured" laying down mode for that game.
Being gifted a spot. Capiche?
Only the most retarded of fans would conclude that winning 4 of your last 5 qualifies as backing in. This is as lame and stupid as it gets.
For icing we even need to conclude if you make the playoffs without winning the division, you've backed in. How stupid is this? The rules don't apply to our team.