Originally Posted by bckey
Tell that to the Giants when they went on a tear the 2nd half of the season and decided not to rest players when they had the opportunity. Then they tore through the playoffs and beat the Patriots in the superbowl. That was some kind of momentum.
Actually, if you're referring to the 2011 Giants, their regular season record for games 9-16 was 3-5. The three wins did happen in the final four games, but it was hardly going on a tear for half a season. The reason they decided not to rest any players is because if they had lost any one of those final four games, they would have been out of the playoffs (Their final RS record was 9-7). But if you want to make it sound like it's because they wanted to keep the non-existent momentum, go right ahead.