The Patriots have arrived

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The Patriots have arrived

INDIANAPOLIS -- Tom Brady was the first player off the team bus on Super Bowl Sunday. Rob Gronkowski had his left foot back in the black walking boot, but the tight end made his way into Lucas Oil Stadium without any obvious discomfort.

Brandon Spikes, either because he's superstitious or because he packed light, wore the pink pinstripe suit he sported at the Patriots send-off rally. He walked with Andre Carter, who needed no crutches.

None of them, not Brady, not Chad Ochocinco, betrayed a smile. All looked focused but loose.

Three hours until kickoff.

Patriots-Rams inactives: Slater, Coleman, Richards out

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Patriots-Rams inactives: Slater, Coleman, Richards out

FOXBORO -- The inactive lists for today's Patriots-Rams game:

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
S Jordan Richards
WR Matthew Slater
DL Woodrow Hamilton
RB D.J. Foster
T LaAdrian Waddle
DL Darius Kilgo
CB Justin Coleman

PATRIOTS-RAMS PREGAME

LOS ANGELES RAMS
WR Tavon Austin
DE Robert Quinn
QB Sean Mannion
TE Temarrick Hemingway
OL Rodger Saffold
DB Steve Williams
OL Pace Murphy