For all the worry about how a bye week can abduct a performance edge from a top-seeded playoff team, it does have one significant redeeming value.
In terms of bones, muscles, joints and ligaments, the week off helped the AFC's No. 1-seeded Broncos to feel much better about themselves. A couple players were dealing with a virus Monday. But while medicine can help treat illness, there is nothing like rest to heal the body.
To begin, there's a decent chance running back Willis McGahee will be able to practice with the team Tuesday.
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