It was a rough week at Gillette Stadium.
So head coach Bill Belichick wasn’t taking any chances.
Via Field Yates of ESPN, the Patriots flew to Houston on two planes: all of the players dealing with illness flew on one, away from anyone who isn’t sick.
Since they’re confined spaces with low humidity, airplanes are frequently places where illness can spread, usually with passengers contracting the common cold, but flu-like strains as well.
The 10-1 Patriots and 7-4 Texans are the Sunday night game, giving players some extra hours to hydrate and do what’s necessary to feel well enough to be in uniform.
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