Tennessee is not resting anybody at Houston on Sunday, nor does it have any plans to rest anyone next Sunday in its colossal clash against Pittsburgh.
Now, if the Titans clinch home-field advantage before the regular-season finale at Indianapolis, the Titans could opt to give a little rest to a couple of needy veterans. But it would not be many players, and it would not be much time.
Maybe center Kevin Mawae would miss a half against the Colts, and maybe defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch would do the same. But by and large, Titans coach Jeff Fisher saw what the Giants learned last season.
The smoothest road to the Super Bowl is the longest and toughest one — when starters start, backups backup and games are treated as if they matter.