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Indianapolis Colts: Poll—Should the Colts Rest Players in Week 17

Published by on December 23, 2012
Article Source: Bleacher Report - Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts secured their place in the NFL playoffs—a week early.  No matter what happens in Week 17, the Colts will travel to play someone in an AFC Wild Card Game. 

One of the first thoughts in every fan’s mind is that the Colts can rest players in Week 17.

Football is a physically demanding sport, both in terms of conditioning and direct hits to the body.  Generally speaking, the more rest a player can get, the more time he has for recovery.

NFL teams nearly all have winning records after bye weeks, and those are in the middle of the season. 

This is Week 17. 

Given the physical demands and the statistical evidence that rest is good, resting players whenever possible seems to be a no-brainer.

The counterargument to this is th...

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