FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (WWLP) – Thousands of dedicated fans gathered at Gillette Stadium on Monday morning to show support and send the Patriots off to Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas. Fans of all ages were in Foxborough hoping the next time they see Tom Brady he’ll be hoisting up the Vince Lombardi trophy in a Super Bowl victory parade.
With all of the Patriots fans here for the rally there was no lack of confidence that the Patriots would come home with a Super Bowl win. “Brady was awesome, everyone was awesome,” Tom Powers said. “I think we’re going to win, a lot-to-nothing.”
Patriots fans had an even bigger motivation this season: hoping the team would prove to Roger Goodelle that you can take Brady out for four games, but you can’t stop the Patriots. “It’s been great, nothing to stick it to him worse,” Dan Dow said. “One of the lies is that it wouldn’t be awkward your standing in the courtroom with the man. It’s going to be awkward when you hand them the trophy.”
The Patriots’ opponents, the Atlanta Falcons, arrived in Houston over the weekend. The teams will spend the week preparing for the big game on Sunday.
The last time the Patriots traveled to Houston for the big game, they returned Super Bowl XXXVIII Champions after defeating the Carolina Panthers at Reliant Stadium in 2004.
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