Is Sunday a day of rest?
Few teams have luxury of sitting their starters in this season finale
A couple of years ago, Roger Goodell and the NFL came up with a plan to maintain better competition in the final weeks of the season.
The plan was to schedule more divisional games at the end of the season. Too many coaches who had clinched playoff spots turned final games into mere exhibitions, sitting starters and rolling out the backups. As the NFL heads into Week 17, the system might be working -- but we'll see.
Ten of the 12 playoff spots are clinched, including ...
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