If you don't get why

Andy Reid

won't rest his veterans today against the Saints, now that the Eagles are out of playoff contention, consider this: Reid's good friend

Brad Childress

, of all people, needs the Birds' help. Minnesota will reach the postseason for the first time since 2004 with a win over Washington tonight and an Eagles win over New Orleans. Think Childress called to apologize for bouncing the Birds out of the postseason Monday night? It's quite possible.