Re: 2012 Schedule
The NFL wanted what? For everything to be as it always has? The loading up of division games at the back doesn't make any difference.
The Texans will still rest their players against Indy, if they take care of business Sunday of course.
Atlanta will be resting players against Tampa.
Green Bay will likely be resting against Minnesota, and the Vikes will be fighting for a playoff spot.
The loading up of division games at the end didn't change anything with regards to trying to stop teams from resting players.
There's good matchups like there always has been. There's bad matchups like there always had been. Nothing has changed.