So the Patriots have sown up the 4th seed and now face lightweight opposition in the Jets and the Dolphins. Does the coach start resting players in those games? On the one hand, players have been very brittle this year and key players such as Brady (playing with a banged up leg) should be given a rest. It would be brilliant to get the tight ends back as well. I am also sure BB would also be keen on avoiding any future injuries to the secondary. On the other hand, the team, especially the defence, have just started playing well together and disrupting this equilibrium could be deadly.