Originally posted on Blue Star  |  Last updated 12/23/11
Unless you've been living under a rock, you know what's at stake on Christmas Eve. If you've been naughty, you'll wind up with a lump of coal in your stocking but bicycles await all who have been nice this year. Oh, you thought we were talking about football? Same deal, there. The Cowboys win the division with a win and a Giants loss and they will have a chance to play for the division title in Week 17 if the Giants beat the Jets. Because a Giants win means that the division race will come down to the final game of the season, there's a school of thought that argues Jason Garrett should approach things differently on Saturday afternoon based on the early results. It's not a suggestion without merit. Keeping the team as healthy as possible for a winner-take-all showdown in Week 17 is worthy of consideration when you know that anything less than your best will lead to an ugly finish to the season. That consideration shouldn't last very long, however. A Giants win doesn't make the Eagl...
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