The New England Patriots are currently on their bye week but will face the Denver Broncos on the road next Sunday. With a second straight away game coming up a week after that – against the Oakland Raiders in Mexico City's Estadio Azteca –, the entire team staying out west between the games looked like the best course of action for the Patriots.
And according to ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss, this is exactly what the team will do:
Patriots will travel to Denver on Friday and stay in Colorado until Saturday 11/18, when they depart for Mexico and game vs. Raiders 11/19.
This course of action is no new one for the Patriots, the team has done the same back during their 2014 championship season: When a road game in San Diego was preceded by a trip to Green Bay, New England decided to not fly back east but instead opted to stay in California the week leading up to the Chargers game with the purpose of improving team chemistry.
The Patriots will try the same this year with the added effect that practicing in Colorado should help the team get physically ready for the Raiders game. After all, the two teams' week 11 matchup will be played at an elevation of 7,200 feet.