The last three games of the season were naturally anticlimactic. We played poorly against San Francisco and won, because the defense rose to the occasion. We played poorly against Detroit and lost. In our last game we played Washington and beat them 45-17.
I thought at the time that it was a good thing to win the Western title early so that we could use the last three games to blood some of the players who had not been given much opportunity to play during the season. But maybe we lost our momentum. There was certainly something missing that Sunday in Cleveland.