The Patriots are back to work this week after the bye, but they certainly soaked up every second of their midseason break.
Some players jetted off to tropical locations, some took quicker road trips and others took advantage of time with family. No matter what the Patriots did, it was a chance to unwind and recharge before the final stretch of the regular season.
Tom Brady and his family got away from New England and hit up the beaches of the Bahamas. But before they left, he gifted us with a hilarious TBT.
One Patriot wasn't throwing away his shot this weekend. Brandin Cooks spent part of the bye in New York City to see the hit musical "Hamilton." With any luck, Brandin was satisfied with his choice.
Brandin also explored his new home. With his camera in hand, Brandin spent time capturing the photogenic sides of Boston.
Kyle Van Noy also spent the weekend cherishing the wonders of Boston, namely a good lobster roll.
Rob Gronkowski was at Gillette Stadium, teaching the art of the spike. After all, is there anyone better equipped to teach that class?
Meanwhile in Ohio, Funcle Joe was back in town. Joe Thuney snuck in some quality family time over the weekend.
While each Patriot enjoyed the bye in his own way, they all surely got the rest and relaxation they needed to finish the season strong.