Pats Arrive And Are Ready For Next Challenge

Super Bowl week is underway for the defending champion Patriots.   

The team held a send-off rally outside Gillette Stadium yesterday  before flying to Minneapolis for Super Bowl 52.  

The Pats then took part  in Super Bowl Opening Night last night at Xcel Energy Center in St.  Paul, answering questions about Sunday's big game against the Eagles.

Quarterback Tom Brady says that expectations are high but that he is used to that.  He says the Eagles are a great team who have been blowing teams out and is expecting a tougher game than many of the experts think.

Rob Gronkowski was an excused no-show for the Media Night.  He has concluded a concussion protocol but the team says he is getting as much rest as he can.

The team says he has been participating in practices over the last several days.

(Thanks for picture Media Partner Kim Tunnicliffe/WBZ)

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