Should Patriots rest or go for the (improbable) bye?

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Should Patriots rest or go for the (improbable) bye?

The Patriots' chances at getting a bye are pretty slim. They need a loss from either the Texans or the Broncos, and neither looks good.

The Colts can't improve their standing in the playoffs even if they beat Houston, whereas Gary Kubiak's bunch would stand to potentially lose their bye week with a loss. One team with very little to play for, another with a lot to play for . . . would be surprising to see the former beat the latter.

If the Texans win, then New England's chances for a bye depend on the Chiefs beating the Broncos. So . . . yeah. Cue the laugh track.

Meanwhile the Patriots have plenty of banged-up starters who could benefit from some rest this weekend: Aqib Talib, Alfonzo Dennard, Rob Gronkowski, Sebastian Vollmer and Aaron Hernandez to name a few. That leads us to our Uno's Sports Tonight Question of the Day:

Should the Patriots go for the bye, or rest their starters?

Let us know what you think in the comment box below, and be sure to watch Uno Sports Tonight at 6:30 to continue the discussion!

Brown apologizes for 'distraction' caused by Facebook Live video

Brown apologizes for 'distraction' caused by Facebook Live video

Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Antonio Brown posted an apology on social media Tuesday night for his Facebook Live video that has caused a stir over the last few days.

"I let my emotions and genuine excitement get the best of me, and I wanted to share that moment with our fans," said Brown in a statement on his Twitter. ""It was wrong of me to do, against team and NFL policy, and I have apologized to Coach Tomlin and my teammates for my actions.

"I'm sorry to them for letting it become a distraction and something that they've had to answer questions about while we're preparing for a big game on Sunday."

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday that he has “absolutely no worries on the video's effect" on Sunday's game against the Patriots, but it was "selfish and inconsiderate" of his star wide receiver.

Brown could still be fined for violating the league's social-media policy. The policy states that players, coaches and football operations personnel are banned from using social media on game days 90 minutes before kickoff, during games, and before "traditional media interviews."

Koppen: Antonio Brown should know locker room isn’t time for Facebook posts

Koppen: Antonio Brown should know locker room isn’t time for Facebook posts

Former NFL player Dan Koppen says the team locker room after a win is a sacred place and that Steelers WR Antonio Brown should know not to be posting on Facebook.