After nine weeks of the NFL season, more than halfway through the year, the Patriots finally get to rest up with a bye in Week 10.
It's a good time for the Patriots to rest because of injuries to key players, but it's also because the following seven weeks will be the team's most treacherous stretch of games, including the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos. With so much to digest, including injuries, faux injuries, and renewed expectations, a review of the team's first half of the season is necessary.
It's not all good. But it's not all bad either. Check it out.