Patriots took 2 planes to Houston to help contain illness among team

Ryan Hannable
December 01, 2019 - 12:40 pm

The Patriots' depth will be tested on the field against Houston Sunday night, but it also was tested off the field on the way to the game.

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According to multiple reports, New England took two planes to Houston due to the illness that has swept through the locker room this week. One plane carried the sick players and personnel, while the other had everyone else.

The team has 15 players listed as questionable for the game, nine due to illness. On Wednesday, a total of eight players missed practice because of it. NFL Media's Ian Rapoport reported some players didn't do anything at all this week.

"This is probably, for me in my 10 years here, this is probably the most guys I’ve seen just be gone with being sick," Devin McCourty said Wednesday. "No injury or anything, we just had guys that came in and you look in their eyes and you could tell they were just out of it."

Kickoff is set for 8:20 p.m. Sunday night.

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