Nobody likes the bye week and thank goodness it's over. Whilst us as Patriots fans were watching our rivals on Sunday, the coaches got back to work but in different way. They will be watching MNF Bills v Seahawks like everyone else.
Bill Belichick spoke to ESPN's Mike Reiss about this rare situation.
"It will definitely be more beneficial to see the coaches' copy on it, but this is kind of a unique situation," coach Bill Belichick explained, looking ahead to next Sunday night's home game at Gillette Stadium. "We're pretty far ahead on Seattle. We've had a chance to work on them all week, done all their games up through the Saints game [in Week 8], so there's no more to do, and there won't be any more to do until Monday night. I think Monday night will be a good opportunity to kind of take a look at the game against Buffalo with a little bit of a blank slate."
This is good game for the coaches to watch because they can pick up hints of what Seattle's plans will be for next week. Having already played the Bills they can compare the notes from 2 weeks ago to there own and adapt them to figure out how to beat Seattle.
Interestingly, this is the first time since that infamous night in Glendale, Arizona that these two sides have faced off. Pete Carroll's guys will be looking for revenge but the Patriots will looking forward to putting another loss on Seattle's record.
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