I agree to a point that the team needs to rest its great starters in preparation for the ESF.
However, what keeps teams sharp is execution. Benching key players, essentially for the next two games is not, IMO, a great idea. They could play for at least the first quarter, and then send in the backups, but with much of the playbook open to them. It’s a bit of a possum game in a sense, as the Als don’t want to reveal what they have up their sleeve, but the team still has to play hard.
They’re still not doing that well at the box office, with all those seats with blue tarps, so I think they need to play entertaining football. While the outcome of the game won’t change what happens in the immediate post-season, you play to win!