“They’re going to come out with different wrinkles on offense that we need to stop that we probably haven’t seen or struggled with in the past this season,” Judon said. “They watch their games and they watch our problems play and they had a little more time to do a little more scouting because they got a bye and we did that too. I think the team that plays the game cleaner when it comes to penalties, execution will win.”
“I think you have a mindset that you have to work even harder than the first time around. It won’t be the same, they’re going to play us differently, we might play them differently, things like that,” Rhamondre Stevenson said. “It will be a physical game every time. Just bring your pads, bring your mouthpiece, it will be physical.”
All week, the Patriots seemed to have no illusions about the magnitude of the game and the significant corrections they need to make, starting with not fighting. From playing three different quarterbacks to integrating a new attacking scheme, now is the time to lock down an identity and play your own best football.
“There’s a lot at stake here,” Slater said, setting the tone for the start of the week. “You look at these next games coming up in the second half of the season, everyone is playing for something, especially in our division. This rivalry is certainly renewed, not that it ever died. The stakes are high, the emotions will be high, it will be very competitive and there is a lot at stake.”
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