Watching on the West Coast

Mike Reiss

SAN DIEGO -- When the Patriots have played on the West Coast, a similar thought has come to mind.

Back home, NFL games are on at 1 p.m., 4 p.m., and 8:20 p.m. Here, it's a 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. split.

Which one is preferred?

For those who have called Massachusetts home for their lives, it is unusual to be here at Qualcomm Stadium in the 10 a.m. hour and have a full slate of NFL games on TV. You get so used to the 1/4/8 split and having a morning free before the first game.