Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/5/12
The New England Patriots, along with the New York Jets, got their bye week at the perfect time. After an up and down first half to the 2012 season, the Patriots sat at home basking in the glory of two straight wins, the most recent was a shellacking of the Rams in London.The team has been fighting several injuries to key players; a week off offers players some extra time to heal, as well as preparing for their next foe: the basement dwelling Buffalo Bills.The biggest names among the injured ranks include Wes Welker, Rob Gronkowski, and Patrick Chung. Other names of note are Steven Gregory, Ras-I Dowling, Brandon Bolden, as well as a host of others either out or at least questionable. Needless to say, an extra week is a welcome break for the whole squad. While every team has its share of the injury bug, the Patriots have some of their best players limping along into the second half.The addition of Aqib Talib has Patriot Nation buzzing; that is, when he comes off of his suspension. Hi...
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