The New England Patriots, after shellacking the Pittsburgh Steelers 55–31 in Week 9, are enjoying their much-needed bye week. They will return to action on Monday Night Football in Week 11 against the Carolina Panthers (Monday, Nov. 18, 8:40 p.m. ET, ESPN).
But, just because the Patriots have the week off doesn't mean that Patriots fans should take the week off. There are rooting interests in nearly every game this week. Let's take a look at each game and see who Patriots fans should root for.
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