“It’s funny, people would ask me what’s the toughest place you’ve ever played, and I always say Gillette Stadium,” Marrone said. “People will be like, ‘No, what do you mean? Seattle, this.’ They’d start throwing out all these stadiums, and I’m like, ‘Guys, look at the record. Look at the atmosphere when you go up there. Unless you’re a team that’s been up there, and I’ve been up there quite a bit, it’s a very difficult place to play against a very, very well coached team.”
While Gillette may not have the most raucous atmosphere, the Patriots have had the best home winning percentage (.767) since the stadium opened in 2002. Marrone owns a 2-5 overall record at Gillette, which means he is very aware of what he's going to be up against on Sunday.