I remember the buffalo game too. And it was pretty heavy snow as I remember. I want to say that we left our starters (offensive) in long enough for them to get a few records. Like Dallas Clark gets his 100th reception of the year and other best like that. All in the first quarter if I remember correctly.... then they pulled everyone. During that quarter they marched down the field and punched it in like they were playing the practice squad. They just made it look easy that year.
I remember Bill Polian on the Colts radio show Monday after the game (Buffalo) explaining during his interview he that when he was with the Bills they played their starters in a meaningless game before the playoffs and it led to someone getting hurt... Bennett or Bruce Smith maybe?, sorry I forget, but an impact player nonetheless. Anyway, he said that he would never risk it again for a meaningless game.
I was watching the "classic games" one day last week and it was the SB against New Orleans. We were working them over pretty good at first and then things came apart after the onside kick at halftime. Sean Payton said that Bill Parcels told him before the game that they would need to at least steal a possession and turn it into a score to win the game. As we know they did- X2.
We had some very good teams from 2004-2009. I hope we are able to field some competitive teams while Luck is here. And I don't mean beat the Bengals in the wildcard game.
Sorry for the extra long post.