Week 16: No time to rest

Playoff-bound teams have a lot to play for in Week 17; Colts regaining stride

Originally Published: December 22, 2013
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

A vision commissioner Roger Goodell had a few years ago is paying off.

Concerned about playoff teams benching starters late in the regular season, Goodell decided to schedule more divisional games in the final two weeks.

A wild Week 16 sets up a Week 17 in which many coaches will have no choice but to keep starters on the field.

The four division winners are established in the AFC, but the top seeds have yet to be determined. On Sunday, Denver won the AFC West, New ...

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