Ignore the mantra, I guess. The New England Patriots are going to have a few days off according to a release by the team.
Patriots players will have a victory Monday and Tuesday, before returning to the facilities on Wednesday. They will then take Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday off before returning for week 10 of the NFL season.
The Patriots need some time off to nurse their injuries with key players like DT Malcom Brown, DT Lawrence Guy, EDGE Cassius Marsh, LB Elandon Roberts, CB Stephon Gilmore, CB Eric Rowe, WR Chris Hogan, WR Danny Amendola, and RT Marcus Cannon all dealing with various degrees of injury.
This season has been flying by. Enjoy the time off.