Saints vs Patriots Game Thread
posted at 10/13/2013 1:44 PM EDT
Welcome to Gillette Stadium
October, 13, 2013
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Welcome to Gillette Stadium, where the
New England Patriots
New Orleans Saints
(Fox, 4:25 p.m. ET):
It is a cool autumn day, with temperatures currently at 60 degrees. It is expected to remain close to that temperature by kickoff, with no precipitation and light wind around the moderate 10-mile-per-hour range, according to Weather.com.
Five more inactive players to be announced:
The Patriots have already ruled out starting defensive tackle
(right knee) and running back
(ankle), meaning they have five more players to declare inactive. ESPN and media reports, citing sources, indicate that tight end
will also be declared inactive. Those decisions will be made official 90 minutes before kickoff.
Ridley on GameDay cover:
is on the cover of the GameDay magazine being sold at Gillette Stadium today. The GameDay magazine has a pink theme in connection with the NFL’s Breast Cancer Awareness campaign.
Stat of the day:
This marks the fourth time that teams led by quarterbacks
will square off against other career. Brady’s teams are 0-3 in those games.
Corrente gets the call:
Tony Corrente has been assigned to referee today’s game. On a related note, the Patriots are coming off a game in which they weren’t called for an accepted penalty.
: Performed by Dua Boakye, the lead singer of the Bad Rabbits. The Bad Rabbits are from Boston and were founded in September of 2007.
Cranston Police Department Honor Guard, based out of Cranston, RI.