‘‘It’s good that we get to stay home, but once you get out there on the field, you have two teams going at it, all playing for one common goal,’’ Patriots safety Devin McCourty said. ‘‘I don’t care where you play; it’s not going to change how one team comes out. Just because you’re at home doesn’t mean you’re going to be more prepared than the team that’s on the road.
"I think the team we’re playing now shows that. They've won a lot of road playoff games over the last couple years, so I don’t think the home-field advantage will really be that much of a difference as far as ‘since we’re at home we’re going to win.’
‘‘But as a player, you always love playing in front of your fans.’’
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