but rooting to win the division was still the right play
if you mean by rooting for the division, rooting for the win today, you would be correct.
But any reasonable human being already realized a while back that this team wasn't going to win the division and that our best shot was to get in as a wildcard.
Those chances took a pretty decent hit today and on a short week against a Falcons team who always plays us close and where we may have to start a 4th T, that's not good. We have one shot to get there and that's win out.
If we lose Thursday, we're cooked.