Patriots arrive at Super Bowl 51, different atmosphere than first Houston Super Bowl

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Thousands of New England Patriots fans gathered outside Gillette Stadium to give the team a raucous send-off to the Super Bowl.

With a shout of “Let’s go!” from quarterback Tom Brady, the team on Monday boarded buses after the rally on the way to Houston for Super Bowl 51.

“Now it’s starting to feel like the Super Bowl,” Brady told the crowd.

Coach Bill Belichick said the Patriots were excited to take on the Atlanta Falcons, “the best team we’ve played all year.”

The crowd also heard from owner Robert Kraft, special teams captain Matthew Slater, and former Patriots Jermaine Wiggins and Ty Law.

The Patriots won their ninth conference championship with a 36-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Jan. 22. They will face the Falcons on Sunday.

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