Gresh & Zolak

BOSTON (CBS) – Running back Shane Vereen was a guest of 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Gresh & Zolak show Tuesday morning as his New England Patriots come off the bye week.

“I think the bye week was important for everybody, especially at this point in the season,” Vereen said of his time off. “You know, you’re a little banged up. We’re a little over halfway over the season so it was good to get some time off, get some rest and come back stronger.”

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The Patriots travel to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis to play the Colts on Sunday Night Football, a place where Andrew Luck is 16-4 in his young career. New England enters the game as underdogs, according to Vegas sports books.

Since getting blown out on Monday Night Football in Kansas City, the Patriots have really turned things around and now stand at 7-2 and atop the AFC.

While the whole team has shown improvements, the most noticeable development to fans has been the offensive line play, which Vereen touched on with Andy Gresh and Scott Zolak.

“We’ve always had trust in the O-line, we just know they’ve been shorthanded at some times with some injuries and trying to get some consistency,” Vereen said of his large teammates. “Now we’ve had some consistency and they’re really starting to come together and gel well.”

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With seven weeks left in the regular season, Vereen says the team understands where they are and what they have left to do each week, and credits the bye week for having this added focus.

“As a whole team we understand the importance of the rest of the season. Each week is gonna be a battle, each week is gonna be a test, and each week is an important game for us,” he said.

Listen below for the full interview!

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