With the bye week in full effect, and with the team looking to step up a level for the final stretch of the regular season, the theme of the week seems to be healing and recovery.
CLNS Radio take a look at how the Pats offence is shaping up heading into the bye week with Rob Gronkowski back, and how the offensive line could cause problems for the rest of the season – though ESPN are reporting that Brady has been singing the praises of the O-line.
Over at Patriots Life there is some discussion of how important the return of Aqib Talib will be to the defence – the short response being: very. Our very own Hal Bent has also been looking at what the under-the-radar issues for the team are heading into the second half of the season.
In more serious news around the league, the Aaron Hernandez case continues, with the Boston Globe reporting on the perjury hearing against Hernandez’s fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, and XN Sports looking at the ongoing issues down in Miami, pushing for the Dolphins to cut ties with Richie Incognito.
Not wanting to end on a downer, the final recommendation is from Sterling Xie over at Bleacher Report, and should offer you some positive thoughts for the rest of the day: why a healthy Patriots offence has regained elite status.