Bill Belichick, Patriots Install Temperature Gauge Outside Chargers Tunnel at Gillette Stadium

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Brandon Mebane

The New England Patriots held a moment of silence prior to Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers to honor the passing of Brandon Mebane's infant daughter earlier in the week.

The 29-year-old made it through this season, a humdrum 11-5 one that will continue Sunday with a divisional-round matchup with the Chargers, but often looked like a shell of the jovial monster he once was.

The temperature at Gillette Stadium is expected to be 25 degrees at kickoff.

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In a typical season, this would be a lock for the Patriots.

After suffering a concussion against the Jets in the regular-season finale, McCourty missed the two practices last week during the Patriots' bye. But New England has shown that they are not the same team that many are used to in the past, starting with signs of Tom Brady's regression and not having the stacked roster like in the past. New England's pass defense and pass rush aren't all that great either, so Philip Rivers and his receivers should be able to make plays.

If this season for the Chargers (13-4) was an old-school video game, those wins in London, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Kansas City and Baltimore were levels up for the final road-test boss they face now: a New England team ideal at home this season.

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