Bill Belichick doesn't care about weather, homefield advantage vs. Chargers

Ryan Hannable
January 11, 2019 - 1:04 pm

FOXBORO -- While it will not snow on Sunday, it will be cold, and there will be close to 70,000 fans at Gillette Stadium cheering on the Patriots against the Chargers in the AFC divisional round.

But, none of that matters to Bill Belichick.

"They’re a good football team. We’re playing the Chargers. We’re not playing the weather," he said. "Whatever it is, it is. ... We’re going to be on the same field."

As for homefield advantage, that doesn't seem to matter to him, either.

"I don’t think it’s any advantage," he said. "Last week three of the four road teams won. The advantage is the team that plays well. That’s what we’re going to try and do – play and coach our best game Sunday afternoon. That’s our goal."

The weather may matter a little bit, as Philip Rivers has only played in five career games in temperatures below freezing and he's 1-4 in those games, while in that same timeframe the Patriots are 27-7.

And for that matter, homefield might be a factor too, as the Patriots are a perfect 8-0 at Gillette Stadium this year, the only team without a home loss.

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