the starters outscored you 45-27 in approx a game and half.. pro-rate that out to 2 full games and it would be the equivalent of 60-36 - and that's without Bob Sanders and in the playoffs, Freeney hobbled - 2 of their 3 best defenders.
in game 15, they pulled their starters while ahead and drove the point home that you didn't earn your way into the postseason by inflicting 24 unanswered points on you in the second half of a game they actually did play. If that's not putting an exclamation point on who let you into the playoffs and why, I dunno what is
The fact remains remains that if you don't make it into the big dance, you're just twerking in front of a mirror for your own amusement. Or with apologies to Denny Green, "you weren't who you think you were."