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Patriots’ week thrown off by London game

FOXBOROUGH -- The calendar might say Tuesday, but because of the unique week facing the Patriots -- they’ll fly Thursday night to London for Sunday’s game against the Rams -- the typical preparation for the Patriots made Tuesday feel like a Wednesday.

Tuesday is a regular off day for players, but due to the overnight flight, coach Bill Belichick isn’t counting on Friday being a very productive practice day. Hence the condensed schedule before they fly across the Atlantic.

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“This is kind of like a Wednesday for us, quick turnaround here after the Jets game and we’re on to St. Louis,” Belichick said. “We’re going to try to add a little bit of extra time on the back end to rest and get adjusted and all that rather than spend it on game-planning.

“We’re going to try to do that on Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday instead of Wednesday/Thursday/Friday. We’ll take Friday as a travel day, obviously we’re traveling Thursday night, but the whole traveling, get adjusted, get settled, we’ll see how much we actually get done that day. I won’t say it’s a lost day, but I think it’s a big transition day for us, then Saturday, we’ll get back to our regular routine, treat Saturday as a normal Saturday.”

The Rams flew to London from St. Louis on Monday night, arriving locally on Tuesday morning. They’ll have a three-day head start on the Patriots.

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