Bill Belichick: SD reminded him of a neutral site game

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There was a lot of noise at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. Most of it was not coming from Chargers fans. Yeah, Patriots fans were setting the tone as far as the crowd noise went.

According to Pro Football Talk, the game reminded Coach Bill Belichick of a neutral site game:
“There was a sea of Patriots fans behind our bench,” coach Bill Belichick told reporters on Monday. “I don’t think I’ve ever quite seen that before. They were just all kind of in the same spot, it was almost like a college game in a neutral site, where one side of the field is one team and the other side is the other team. It wasn’t quite like that, but we had all those fans right behind us. They were loud and vocal. There were a couple times when I was talking to somebody or talking to one coach or another while the other side of the ball was out there and you hear the fans start yelling and [you’re] like, ‘Uh oh, what happened?’ and it was us making a good play and our fans cheering.

“It was a little bit of a different sensation. But the crowd was — it was an electric night. The crowd had a lot of energy. The support and the fans that we had at the game and all of them there behind us was awesome. It was great.”

Forget neutral site - it seemed like a Patriots home game to me, with a better crowd than at Gillette Stadium. And the Pats fans who made the trip went home happy at the end of the night, as the Pats came back to beat the Chargers 23-14. The Pats come back home and face the Miami Dolphins with a chance to clinch the AFC East (again).