This is about as short a turn-around as we get in the NFL. We arrived back at Gillette at 4:05 Eastern this morning and it's already closing in on Bill Belichick press conference time (2 p.m.).
And now … on to Gang Green.
First, we wrap the Oakland game up with Bill, then get some interview time with the players in the locker room this afternoon. After that, it's all about New York.
Tuesday is the usual conference call routine with BB and some of his staff. Fred, Paul, and Andy will be shooting this Thursday's PFW TV episode tomorrow as well, in addition to broadcasting the regular Tuesday lineup of patriots.com radio.
The rest of the week is as normal: Bill media briefings on Wednesday and Friday, along with locker room interviews and practice updates Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Patriots.com radio is on air Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. No media access on Saturday, as usual.
New England got pretty banged up against the Raiders, so, we'll see what kind of updates we can get on the health status of the team today. Several players – including linebacker Jerod Mayo (left knee), running back Danny Woodhead (left ankle), wide receiver Julian Edelman (right ankle), and linebacker Rob Ninkovich (unknown) – left the game and did not return.
The Jets, meanwhile, dropped their second game in as many weeks and now come to Foxborough this weekend for their third consecutive road trip. Something tells me their two-game skid won't mean much come kickoff, and that the game will be another tight thriller between these AFC East rivals.