The people that whine about running up the score are the same people that think winners and losers of a little league game should get trophies. The object is to put more points on the board than the other guy and make any chance of a comeback as difficult as possible. Done and done.
That made me laugh out loud because I've had many Saturdays and Mondays I could've used you at the field Jay.
I needed someone to say something similar to a handful of pissed off parents.
So I actually called all 4 this week and wish greatly I had put money on that SD/NY game because I think I'd have done well.
Next week's... I dunno.
I'm going with NYJ just because I want it to happen more than I want to see Indy again. I'm not sure who to pick in the NO/MN game especially after MN's performance today... I'm leaning towards NO though right now, but they're the two teams I was pulling for equally when this playoff year started. NO's line is going to give MN fits I think, and alter their D a bit... Good luck.
About running up the score...
It's the NFL, they're all paid well, so I'm of the opinion that there should be no complaining about the score getting run up. Stop them if you can, but don't bitch when they don't let up on you.
I guess in the pro's they expect some chivalrous letting off the gas though, and that's sort of an unspoken thing among them... I didn't see the last play to know if MN gave them a full backfield implying a run or something, but regardless they're professionals so complaining about it's pointless.
Justin's right with the danger of the play though... MN had it in-hand, so I think from a coaching POV, they took a risk there that was pretty big... Someone breaks through and hits Favre the wrong way and suddenly MN's in a whole new situation. The run's a generally safer play in a situation like that, and probably more what I would've done just because the pass is so important to MN I think.
Watching a team pound another's boring unless you really like the team doing the pounding, haha... I always enjoyed the Steelers choking another team to death and crushing their will to even fight back, but yeah it's all about perspective.