What Really Goes on During an NFL Bye Week?

October 29, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When the NFL schedule is released in late April, we look at the top matchups, try to predict records and focus on teams that could possibly make a deep playoff run months before the season even starts.
The players in the league? They circle the bye week.
This is the one break, the one opportunity on the schedule to rest, recover and get away from the practice facility—even if it’s only for a couple of days.
For the six teams on a bye this week (Bears, Packers, Lions, Falcons, Bills, Titans), the players need the time off to shift the focus outside of the structured, minute-by-minute routine that exists in an NFL season.
Time to get your body right, rehab injuries or take care of the bumps and bruises that everyone is playing through at this point of the season while using the weekend to reconnect with family and friends. 
Some guys fly home for the weekend to see mom, while young players might head back to campus to drink cheap beers in re...

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