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Damage Control Week 13: New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons | NOLA.com

Compared to the NFL baseline of seven days rest between games, assuming no Monday or Thursday night games, the best competitive advantage comes during the bye week for a team with 13-15 days of rest, says Advanced NFL Stats, LLC. Why, because teams tend to get healthier during the break. “Teams coming off a bye play better on both sides of the ball, and getting healthier seems to be — at least in part- the mechanism for that improvement.”The Saints had their rest at week 6, while their Thursday night opponent, the Falcons, had their bye in week 7. So which team has the “rest advantage,” based on only three actual days of active rest? I say active rest, because both teams must practice and that requires work.

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