Originally Posted by Saul Good
The distinction is important because he is saying that not counting preseason games towards the season records is simply an accounting gimmick which is ridiculous.
well, it kind of is. They decided not to make them count, so teams don't take them seriously. It IS a gimmick, and simply because of the accounting. If the NFL said tomorrow that they would count, then nothing actually changes. The games still happen, the same teams still play, but teams would obviously revise their tactics.