Found December 29, 2012 on Football Nation:
Of the many changes and upgrades that the NFL has made to enhance its appeal in catering to the needs of its fans, the move to having all divisional matchups in Week 17 is among the shrewdest. The league, specifically commissioner Roger Goodell, have done just about everything right as it relates to the structure of the schedule, the matchups, and providing the most enticing and enthralling competitive watching experience any fan could ask for.  Week 17 of the 2012 NFL season is all that, and more.Of the 16 games on the docket, only six are completely meaningless regarding the outcome and its bearing on the playoffs. And one could argue that it’s only five, as any time the Jets play (vs. Buffalo) it seems to be meaningful to every news outlet covering football.For fans, the final regular season week has begun to mimic the excitement college football brings when it pits longtime rivals against one another during the last week of the season. When Green Bay and Minnesota clash this Sun...
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