I agree actually. From a psychological standpoint, I think this will prevent players from going into cruise control. Not that they would be lacking motivation going into a playoff game, but still, it will help.
I loved seeing Sherm with the INT at the end though.
Close victories are great as long as the performances on both sides of the ball, from both teams
, was sound. In this case, a weakness was exposed on our side, and I'm not liking it much at all. When you look at WHY the score was tight, it was because our QB was getting battered and chased around way too much. If the OL was worth a damn in pass pro, the score wouldn't have been so close.
We all know Wilson is the Ice Man in any situation, so I don't see any benefit in him getting sacked 6 times and harrassed on multiple others. Would there be a benefit from a 'psychological standpoint' if we lost RW for the post season? He's already hard as nails from a mental standpoint, so I see no postives from a 'let him get sacked several times to toughen him up' approach (sarcastic joke).
A close, hard fought, well-played game is one thing. The Defense played well enough to give us a chance, the run game was working well enought of to give us chance. The QB was definitely playing well enough to give us a chance, DESPITE the OL's best attempts to get him flattened...That doesn't settle well with me.
I'll definitely take the win, but if if you want to see close-fought games that toughened up an entire team metally, see some of the old Pittsburge/Houston games from the seventies.