Week 2 Notes: Patriots to receive Super Bowl Bye

In an historic and unprecedented move, the NFL has awarded the New England Patriots a bye to directly represent the AFC in Super Bowl XLII. Commissioner Goodell is still deciding whether the AFC playoffs will be cancelled altogether or played as exhibition games. More on this as it develops.

In a related story the San Diego Chargers GM AJ Smith is considering whether or not to scrap the current makeup of the team and rebuild. “We have a .500 record, at some point you have to face facts,” said Smith.