The Pats will now be able to get some people back in the system. Aqib Talib said the bye gave him just what he needed — some more time off — and maybe now he can come back. The Pats need him this week as they face Steve Smith and the Carolina Panthers wide receiving corps. He’s missed about three and a half games with that hip injury. Coach Bill Belichick gave the players six days off, so when they got back, everyone looked rested "
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Kind of a strange game, but the end result is ideal for the Patriots, who head into their bye week with a 7-2 record. Fourth quarter, 2:41, 55-31:Read more