Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/4/12

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 02: Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots celebrate after teaming up for a first quarter touchdown against the New York Giants on September 2, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, Mass. -- The most luxurious part of the Patriots' postseason bye week will happen Saturday and Sunday when they kick back on the couches and watch eight teams beat the crap out of each other for the right to extend their playoff lives. And the Patriots will definitely be taking advantage of it. They aren't really afforded the opportunity to watch a lot of football during the regular season, especially consecutive games at a time, which can be taken for granted. But now, they'll watch with a fan's eye and a scout's eye as they check out at least...
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