Originally Posted by BroncoFox
The Why is an extra game so detrimental to NE or any team? Hoping for the odd injury?
Gronk and Hernandez in particular have been really injury prone lately and haven't been able to string together very many healthy games in a row, so every extra game might hurt them actually. They also are nursing injuries at several other key areas and really want that bye week to heal up.
They need the rest more than any other team IMO.