Found this interesting little tidbit earlier, it can only add to the atmosphere of the game.
I’ll be honest with you, my choice was to have the Colts beat the Jets and let the Ravens soften up the Patriots. That was my “perfect world” scenario for the AFC Wildcard round. After Saturday my revised idea was…
Against the Colts the Steelers should be able to impose their will on both sides of the ball without revealing too much to the Patriots brain trust. Pass enough to keep that eighth man out of the box and run it down their undersized defense’s collective throats.
This rule stinks of compromise. I bet there were some owners who wanted no change and some who probably wanted something as drastic as a switch to the college rules. And they ended up with this debacle.