NASHVILLE, TN -- It's a beautiful day for football.
Where it was over 90 degrees and humid in the days before the Patriots arrived, Sunday's heat in Nashville is rising, but not to unbearable heights.
Patriots players have been filtering out onto LP Field for some quick work before the team warmups begin: Wes Welker, Stephen Gostkowski, Steve Gregory, and rookie Chandler Jones (who was, per usual, singing) to name a few.
LP's natural grass expanse is a little dug up, but in pretty good shape overall.
Kickoff is at high noon here, local time.