The Patriots began their preparations for the playoffs after enjoying a day off to kick off their bye week. Today's Patriots.com News Blitz starts with ESPN.com's Adam Schefter reporting that two teams have officially contacted the Patriots seeking permission to interview Josh McDaniels.
ESPN.com also has news of Jets owner **Woody Johnson** claiming he “misspoke” regarding Darrelle Revis.
Tom Brady's contract restructuring](http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots/post//id/4775277/explaining-the-significance-of-tom-bradys-contract-restructure "http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/new-england-patriots/post//id/4775277/explaining-the-significance-of-tom-bradys-contract-restructure") was also a popular topic and ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss explains what it all means.
Shalise Manza Young of the* Boston Globe* says the Patriots offense needs to get back to midseason form.
The Boston Herald's Ron Borges hands out grades from Sunday’s loss to Buffalo.
The Herald's Jeff Howe says the Patriots should benefit from the time off.
Adam Kurkjian's notebook in the* Herald* focuses on McDaniels.
Mark Daniels of the* Providence Journal* has news of Vince Wilfork and Brandon LaFell earning incentives on Sunday.
CSNNE's Tom E. Curran examines what McDaniels might need to do differently the second time around as a head coach.