FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Cornerback Kyle Arrington has been with the New England Patriots since 2009, and he said the Gillette Stadium atmosphere in Saturday’s 35-31 victory over the Baltimore Ravens was one of the best he’s experienced.
“I can think of two huge plays specifically, Devin [McCourty] made his interception and Duron [Harmon] made his as well at the end of the game, and the crowd throughout the stadium was rocking. We were looking at film today and the camera was shaking – you could barely see anything after the moment itself when it happened,” he said early Sunday afternoon.
“The crowd really kept us in it. You couldn’t have asked for a better atmosphere.”
Players had to report to the facility at 11 a.m. on Sunday. They went over the film, made corrections and talked about returning to more of a normal work week with the AFC Championship Game to be played next Sunday.
“It was a hard-fought, physical game, so guys are just trying to take care of their bodies right now,” Arrington said.
Photo: Kyle Arrington says when team watched film of Devin McCourty's INT, the camera was shaking from raucous crowd. pic.twitter.com/NFPElwKXPU— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) January 11, 2015
Asked what stood out to him from Saturday’s win over the Ravens, Arrington said: “Character on our team, not just defensively, but as a whole. Down 14 points through two stretches of the game and to be able to overcome that kind of obstacle speaks a lot about the character and guys on this team. I’m proud to strap it up, week in and week out, with those guys and go to battle.”