Is winning important in the preseason?

Is winning important in the preseason?
August 19, 2013, 5:15 am
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Your Monday morning open thread:

Some coaches are big on winning in the preseason. "I don't care if we're playing tiddlywinks, we want to win." The Titans' Mike Munchak is in this group.

Others are less determined to win. Last week the Redskins scored a touchdown with about two minutes left to pull within one of the Titans. The book says that if you want to increase your chances of winning you kick the extra point and take your chances in overtime. Mike Shanahan sent the message that he didn't care if his team won or lost, he just didn't want overtime. He went for two and Pat White made it. He was happy that it worked out but he was willing to live with losing as well.

We know that the most important thing in a preseason game is to come out with no injuries. But, beyond that, does it matter at all who wins? Other than a momentary lift is there any benefit to coming out on top? Is there any downside at all to losing?

The Redskins and Ravens don't play in the preseason this year but can the winner of a game when they do claim any sort of bragging rights? If the Redskins beat the Steelers tonight can we say that there was any measure of revenge gained from the Redskins' loss in Pittsburgh last year?