FOXBORO -- Seattle is always known for playing in a louder-than-usual stadium. The Patriots will find out, first-hand, just how loud CenturyLink Field is this Sunday.
And it's safe to assume that Bill Belichick is prepared to crank up the music volume during practice this week.
"I think it might be the loudest stadium that weve been in and were in a lot of loud ones," said the Patriots coach in a conference call on Tuesday. "Ill put that one right up there. Their fans are vocal, its really loud. When we were out there before, four years ago, their record was 2-10. It wasnt very good, and there was a lot of energy, a lot of enthusiasm, a great atmosphere for football. The crowd is totally into it."
The Seahawks are 3-2 this season, and are 2-0 at home, with wins over Dallas and Green Bay.
If Belichick will have his team prepared for anything on Sunday, it will be the crowd noise.
"They do a great job of being loud, causing false start penalties and things like that on the offense," said Belichick. "Seattle has historically played very well at home. Its a huge home-field advantage for them. Record-wise, their record at home has been among the best in the National Football League, really. Theyre right up there with the Packers in the NFC. Absolutely, that will be another big challenge for us. The long trip out there and then the environment, the hostile crowd well be facing. Yes, all that is certainly part of the whole preparation and Seattle week."