Patriots maturing before our eyes

Chargers matchup is classic trap game, but Belichick won't let his team fall for it

Updated: October 21, 2010, 8:05 PM ET
By Mike Reiss and Tedy Bruschi | ESPNBoston.com

Every week during the season, Mike Reiss and Tedy Bruschi break down the New England Patriots' upcoming game. This week's breakdown is on Sunday's game against the Chargers in San Diego (4:15 p.m. ET):

Mike: When the Patriots have played on the West Coast under Bill Belichick, they have left one day early to get acclimated to the time change and everything that comes with such a long trip. They'll do so again, Tedy, leaving on Friday after practice. As the Patriots prepare ...

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