As the playoffs rapidly approach, an upsetting fact upstages everything else. Even the ôraceö for the AFC Wild Card. á January will be an exhibition for the offenses. Defenses? Pull up a chair. á This may appeal to the Madden generation but this is not what the NFL needs. The problem with offensive shootouts is that every time a touchdown is scored, it has less meaning. á This restrains the traditional Monday morning chatter of second-guessing a crucial play in the game, or a blown call by the official. á When the scores are the likes of 42-38, plays lose significance. That is a fact. The 80-yard bombs or ridiculous punt returns may look good on the highlights after the fact but canÆt be cited as a game changer or a back breaker. á Throughout 2009 it has been an offenseÆs game. Wh ...
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