On this Friday-like Saturday here in Foxborough, the Patriots held their practice inside the Dana-Farber Field House, even though it's a perfect late autumn day here in New England: sunny skies, chilly temps in the low 40s. The reason being, the eastern Massachusetts high school football Super Bowls are taking place at Gillette Stadium, and head coach Bill Belichick said he just wanted to stay out of the young teams' way.
"We're really looking forward to our big game Monday night, but there are a lot of big games going on in the stadium today," he told reporters prior to practice. "Games that the kids, the players, the coaches, the schools will always remember. In that spirit, we're heading up to the bubble."