By Tim BrittonFOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is familiar with what lies at Exit 16W off the New Jersey Turnpike, having spent 15 years coaching the Giants and Jets at the Meadowlands. So he knows what to expect at MetLife Stadium on Sunday night.
"I'm sure this will be a great atmosphere down there. I'm looking forward to it - big division game on the road, teams that know each other well," Belichick said on Friday. "This will be a good football game."
Belichick's team shares that enthusiasm.
"It's definitely a big game on the road. Sunday Night Football -- it can't get any bigger," tight end Rob Gronkowski said. "I can't wait."
"Communication is going to be a really big deal down there because they have a great crowd -a very loud crowd - so we have to do a good job of communicating with each other," offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien said. "All of the positions will definitely practice that each and every play this week in practice. That's something Bill [...