New England Patriots: Bill Belichick Doesn't Get Question of Resting Players

The New England Patriots already have a first-round bye locked up, but they are seeking more. Head coach Bill Belichick is going to try to get home-field advantage.In Week 17, the New England Patriots will be attempting to wrap up home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Last season, the Patr…

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Lions' playoff hopes on hold after 42-21 loss to Cowboys (Yahoo Sports)

Dallas Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott (21) leaps into the end zone after getting past Detroit Lions' Tahir Whitehead, rear, for a touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game, Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Matthew Stafford lost to his hometown team again, and the playoff plans are on hold for the Detroit Lions. Dez Bryant threw his first career touchdown pass between a pair of scoring catches, Ezekiel Elliott ran for two TDs and the Dallas Cowboys kept the Lions from clinching a postseason spot with a 42-21 win Monday night. Despite a second straight loss following five consecutive victories, Detroit (9-6) still controls its postseason fate.

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