• Bill Belichick made an unusual decision at the start of the Patriots game to surprise his team - and players say it 'fired' them up

    5 monthes ago - By Chron

    Bill Kostroun/AP
    Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots made the surprising decision to receive the ball to start the game vs. the Los Angeles Chargers instead of deferring and kicking it. They had only elected to receive once this season.
    Patriots players said after the game that the decision caught them off-guard, but fired them up because it meant Belichick had confidence in them.
    The plan worked, as the Patriots started fast, scoring on their opening drive en route to blowing out the Chargers.
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