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The Patriots Installed New Plays At The Team Hotel On Sunday Morning

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KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - JANUARY 20: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots looks on prior to the AFC Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on January 20, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

The New England Patriots are back in the Super Bowl for a number of reasons, but one of them - one of the most important, arguably - is preparation.

Few teams in sports - if any - are better at preparing for their opponents than Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots.

NBC's Peter King has revealed that the Patriots' prepartion for the Chiefs went so deep that new plays were getting installed as late as Sunday morning.

“We just put in eight new plays in the game plan this morning,” Brady told Peter King.

The Patriots ended up running four or five of those plays during the game. Unsurprisingly, the plays worked.

At the team hotel, the Westin Crown Center in Kansas City, the offensive players were greeted at the 11 a.m. meeting with the news that eight new plays were being installed for the game. That happens, but not every week, and not eight plays’ worth. They walked through the plays in a hotel ballroom, then ran four or five of them during the game—all for positive yards.

Don't be surprised if the Patriots end up running some more new plays in the Super Bowl against the Los Angeles Rams.

New England and Los Angeles are set to kick off at 6:30 p.m. E.T. on February 3.

The game will be televised on CBS.