Bye Week

BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 11: Head coach Dennis Allen of the Oakland Raiders walks off the field following the Raiders 55-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on November 11, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Allen, Raiders Take Different Approach To Bye Week

Almost half the team was excused from the first practice of this season’s bye week as Allen gave almost all of the team’s veterans and injured players time away from the field.


Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the San Francisco 49ers looks up after checking on Delanie Walker #46 who was injured during the game against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field December 24, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. (Jay Drowns/Getty Images)

Banged-Up 49ers’ Bye Week Comes At Opportune Time

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh made one thing clear Monday: A playoff bye week is nothing like the break teams get at midseason.