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|NFL Commissioner Mulling Incentives for Playoff-Bound Teams
|MIAMI (AP) -- Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL will consider offering incentives, such as additional draft choices, to teams playing late-season games to discourage them from resting their starters for the playoffs.
Goodell said the league was sensitive to criticism of the Indianapolis Colts' decision to use backups a week ago in a game they lost, ending their bid for a perfect season.
The league's position has been that playoff-bound teams enjoy the right to rest their starters to prepare for the postseason. Goodell said he didn't blame the Colts for their decision.
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