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1. Many of these teams have their own issues they need to work out. The 49ers, for example, haven't had a lot of time with all of their starters together. So these games where they are blowing out an opponent are a good opportunity for them to keep working on things and 'get right' for their next games. 

2. Many teams understand that what they do in this game is going to be viewed by other teams. So it behooves them to run plays and make future opponents prepare for those things. For example, the Bills were up and ran a bunch of two TE sets. Now teams have to prepare for two TE sets from the Bills who previously operated heavily in 11 personnel.

3. All Gas, No Brakes. I'm pretty sure all of you understand the inherent dangers of taking your foot off the gas. Also, what's the point the team that stopped playing can start again? Is it 20 points? 14 points? Why would they risk it? 

So the concern of "embarrassing" some coach they may or may not have ever even met before has to fall pretty low on their list of worries. 

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