FOXBOROUGH -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick held his Thursday press conference at Gillette Stadium (10:50 a.m.) and was asked about the team's altered schedule this week after playing Monday night.
On Wednesday, the team did not practice.
"I made a comment the other day that our team was tired," Belichick said. "I think at midnight, or 1 a.m. -- whatever time it was Monday night, Tuesday morning -- we were tired. But it's [Thursday] , the game is Sunday afternoon, and we'll be ready to go. At the end of a week like that, playing on the road, playing a tough game, sure, that takes something out of you. We bounced back yesterday and we'll be at it today, and we'll be ready to go Sunday. We play once a week. We have all week to get ready for the game, just like everybody else does, and that's what we're going to do."