The Patriots' routine will be altered this week as they prepare for Sunday's game at San Diego. Instead of leaving on Saturday, the Patriots will fly to San Diego on Friday.
This has been the norm in Bill Belichick's tenure with the team.
In 2008, when the Patriots traveled to face the San Francisco 49ers, they also departed on Friday.
"If you fly out on Saturday then you are spending the whole day in the air and you can’t get your normal Saturday routine done unless you wait until you get it all done here," Belichick said at the time.