It should come as no surprise to New York Giants' fans that coach Tom Coughlin has no plans to let the Giants sit back and relax Sunday, in what is a mostly meaningless game for them against the Minnesota Vikings.
I disagree with the idea that you have nothing to gain. There is a lot to be gained. If you believe, as we do, that you have to be playing your best football at this time of the year you certainly do have some things to build on and particularly when you are not going to play for a couple of weeks.
This is, basically, the same decision Coughlin had to make in Week 17 last season against the New England Patriots.
Personally, I am all for not shutting it down Sunday against Minnesota. I think it's too difficult to regain the edge needed in the playoffs if you do that.
There is one exception, though. I would hope Coughlin will limit the participation of guys like Brandon Jacobs, Fred Robbins, Justin Tuck and anyone else who could use some time to heal.