FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — They call James White “Sweet Feet.”

This weekend, the Patriots’ running back will be putting his feet up.

“I always watch football when it’s on, for sure,” White said. “It’s always entertaining. It’s a great weekend for football, get four games and just tune in, relax with the family, watch some great games.”

Indianapolis-Houston at 4:35 p.m. followed by Seattle-Dallas at 8:15 on Saturday. The Los Angeles Chargers-Baltimore at 1:05 p.m. followed by Philadelphia-Chicago at 4:40 on Sunday.

That’s the bill of fare in the NFL on wild-card weekend, a bye weekend for the Patriots, who earned the right to sit back and relax by virtue of earning the No. 2 second seed by finishing 11-5.

Kansas City, which finished 12-4, is the top seed in the AFC.

For the Patriots, the games will provide a preview of coming attractions. They’ll face the highest surviving seed from this weekend’s two AFC games.

If the third-seeded Texans defeat the sixth-seeded Colts on Saturday, the Patriots will go to bed that night knowing they’ll entertain Houston in a divisional-round game at Gillette Stadium at 1:05 p.m. on Jan. 13.

Should the Colts upset the Texans, the Patriots will have to await the outcome of Sunday’s game between the fourth-seeded Ravens and the fifth-seeded Chargers to know their opponent for the divisional round.

“Me, I’m going to try to get as much rest as I can, but knowing me I’ll probably be working out or something like that,” wide receiver Phillip Dorsett said Thursday.

“I will watch the games because I like football. Obviously, I want to know who we’re going to play, but I’m just going to be watching.”

Special teamer Nate Ebner said he’s “going to watch some football as a fan and as a potential opponent.”

No need for Nielsen Media Research to monitor Trey Flowers’ television viewing habits this weekend.

The Patriots’ defensive lineman will be tuned in as well.

“I’m going to watch,” said Flowers. “I don’t know about everybody else, but I’m going to watch football and see some potential opponents and try to get whatever I can get from it as far as breaking down film.”

With the end of their workday on Thursday, the Patriots won’t be due back at Gillette until Monday and aren’t scheduled to get back on the practice field until Wednesday – much needed time off their feet, according to their 41-year-old quarterback.

“I think you’re trying to just stay sharp and I think part of staying sharp is getting your body physically to its peak as it possibly can this time of year,” Tom Brady said, “so I think Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday (with) no practice is five days that guys don’t have to just be (practicing) – especially receivers, tight ends, running backs, secondary guys that are running a lot – that’s a good time of year to have it.”

Stephon Gilmore figures his idle time will break down into a mix of family time and football time.

“Just probably chill with my family, probably watch the games. Just take whatever the day holds,” the cornerback said. “Probably just try to take care of my body as much as I can this weekend so I can be ready to go.”

Safety Patrick Chung plans to follow the same type of game plan.

“I’ll probably watch half of (the games),” said Chung. “I’ll probably be chilling with my little man (son Taj James). It’s time for me to get football off my mind. I’ll be back ready to go one day. (But for now it’s) rest and relaxation, for sure.”

According to Flowers, this a time to “just get refreshed mentally, physically just get your body right” while “understanding that when you come back here it’s time to play football.”

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