FOXBOROUGH - Rain, ice, snow or Arctic freeze, Bill Belichick does not care. Is willing to play the AFC Championship wherever, whenever, and in any type of weather.
It's a good thing, because AccuWeather forecasts predict single-digit temperatures next Sunday when their New England Patriots visit the Kansas City Chiefs.
"I love playing in the championship game," said Belichick. "Prográmenlo when it is. We will be there".
That is the mentality that the Patriots have in their confrontation against the Chiefs, first in the sowing. It is clear that Belichick is setting the example for his team this week. He is not ready to accept excuses, whether it be the course, the weather, or the harsh conditions of playing at Arrowhead Stadium.
The Patriots left only 3-5 visits this season. It was their worst touring record since 2009, when they finished with a 2-6 record as visitors.
AccuWeather predicts a "raw cold" for Sunday afternoon, and projects a temperature with a -1 ° F thermal sensation at kickoff time, 6:40 p.m., Eastern time.
Belichick was shaken by any question about the possibility that the weather alter their selection of plays or strategy.
"I do not know, it's Wednesday," said Belichick. "We'll see what happens on Sunday night, now we prepare for the Chiefs."
The Patriots played in freezing temperatures last week against Los Angeles Chargers It was 26 ° F at the kickoff time, making it his coldest part of the campaign. New England jumped to a quick lead and got a comfortable 41-28 victory.
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Belichick spoke Monday about taking everything into consideration for his weekly preparation, from the weather to the condition of the field. Patriots train outdoors regularly, even if it's snowing.
"We definitely do it, in some cases, we can train like that, in some cases, we can not," Belichick said of preparing for the specific conditions of the week. "If we are able to use a pre-match practice tool by the way circumstances are, then great, and if not, then we mentally prepare and talk about how we want to do certain things or whatever the subject is."
The Chiefs are more accustomed to the conditions than the Chargers, of a temperate climate. The Chiefs and second-year quarterback Patrick Mahomes have already dismantled the Indianapolis Colts 31-13 in the snow last week during the divisional round at Arrowhead Stadium.
Even so, Belichick believes in American football and not in the weather. The Patriots must defeat the Chiefs, not the icy temperature.
"We prepare for the Chiefs," Belichick explained. "Whatever it is will be".