No. It's the same every year- healthy starters play approximately a quarter for whichever game it is. 1st game, 1 quarter, 2nd game, 2 quarters, 3rd game, 3 quarters. The 4th game is for deciding final cuts. And if the starters are playing, they're playing to win. So, our starters did nothing against Buffalo or Miami. If we don't play competitively against NE, it's gonna be a long year.
A long time ago, there was a race between a German car and an American car. The descriptions were unbiased. "The American car beat the German car in a head-to-head race." "The German car overcame adversity to finish a close second, while the American car finished next to last."