they have to play to win every game and that includes playing their best players. I don't care if they have one game left and if they lose they get the first over all pick and if they win they drop out of the top ten, i want them to win that game.
when there is still a chance to make the playoffs, that has to be the goal. That 95 season, they were not a great team and i think they won maybe 2 at home but they got into the playoffs at 9-7 i think and made a run that was unreal. Missed the superbowl by a failed hail mary but it was such a memorable run. They were underdogs through the playoffs each week and overcame so much.
This team still has time to gel and put together something special.
I think younger fans are so used to the manning teams winning 12 a year that if the team isn't going to win double digits they think the season is lost.