How the Patriots plan to fight jet lag before taking on the Colts in Germany

The New England Patriots are gearing up for their Week 10 game against the Indianapolis Colts in Frankfurt, Germany.

The team arrived early at Gillette Stadium to make the most of their preparation time before the international trip.

Departing from Providence’s T.F. Green Airport on Thursday evening, they are set to land in Frankfurt on Friday local time.

The Patriots will face the Colts on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. ET, requiring them to combat jet lag before the game.

Head coach Bill Belichick emphasized the importance of a well-structured game plan to minimize disruptions caused by travel.

Belichick has experience with international games, having led the Patriots to victories in London in 2009 and 2012.

Matthew Slater, the only active player from those games, is sharing his experience to help teammates prepare for the challenges of traveling.

Players like Hunter Henry and David Andrews are relying on advice from those who have previously traveled to Europe for games.

Quarterback Mac Jones has already started adapting to Central European Time earlier in the week, emphasizing the importance of sticking to routines.

Both the Patriots and the Colts have to overcome the challenge of changing time zones, with the teams acknowledging that it's an equal challenge for both sides.

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