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Bill Belichick to Patriots in postgame locker room: “Winning today means we won next week”

Watch the coach talk to his players about the win over the Jets.

The New England Patriots ended their 2018 regular season in style: the team blew out the visiting New York Jets 38-3 to improve their record to 11-5. The victory also helped New England secure a first-round bye in the playoffs as the number two seed in the AFC. Naturally, the mood in the locker room after the game was a celebratory one:

The clip starts with the usual round of high-fives and hugs, and with team owner Robert Kraft welcoming the team to the locker room. Afterwards, Bill Belichick took the floor to address the players. “Alright, men, congratulations. Winning today means we won next week. That’s what winning today means,” the Patriots’ head coach said before turning the focus to the challenges ahead. “We all know we need to play our best football going forward.”

“We had a good week this week, that’s why we did as well as we did today,” Belichick continued. “We need that next week, and then moving on... We’ve got a lot of football left this year, but we need it to be our best football.” The coach then told his men to return to work on Wednesday morning, before giving way to special teams captain Matthew Slater to break down the traditional postgame huddle.

“To the brotherhood: How do we feel about the brotherhood?” Slater asked. Awww yeah.