I was worried early in the game that Jeff Fisher was giving our playoff contenders some ammunition against Russell, since they seemed to keep him well contained. Then I started thinking about the way Russell prepares, and I think we got just as much ammunition to fight what teams might try to do against him in the future. The more different things he sees, the better he gets and if he can find the openings in the defenses that teams are going to throw against him, he can be prepared to grind out an offense against it.
on a team level, I think it was good for us to have to fight a bit after 3 straight blow out wins. It was good for us to have to stuggle and overcome that adversity and be grounded a bit in the process. Going to Washington/Dallas/Green Bay/San Francisco/Atlanta will not be an easy road. We faced down a very good (despite their record) Rams team and managed a win. I think it might have been just what this young team needed.