Bye weeks bring conflicting emotions

A week off can be a welcome respite or a momentum killer

Updated: October 6, 2011, 12:23 PM ET
By Kyle Williams | We Are SC
LOS ANGELES -- Bye weeks are common at all levels of football. In fact, seasons without byes are becoming more and more rare, even at the high school level.

A week off from playing a real game can be a momentum killer for some teams, while for others it is a welcome development. How a team enters and leaves a bye week will have a direct effect on the next couple of games, which can make or break a season.

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