Division games in Week 16 and 17 isn’t the answer

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According to ProFootballTalk.com, National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell will try to solve teams packing it in on weeks 16 and 17 by make them divisional game weeks. The fact of the matter is this doesn’t solve the problem.

The problem is that teams that have clinched their division and are locked into a certain seed for the playoffs will not start their starters in the last two weeks of the season to rest them for the playoffs.

The reason the division games won’t work is due to the fact that a team could could go undefeated or lose one or two games and could have clinched everything or be locked into their playoff seed already.  That would then make the divisional game a moot point.

In the end, the way to fix it is put consequences in place for teams that rest their starters.

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