Patriots acclimating to altitude at Air Force this week

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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick speaks to reporters before NFL football practice Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, on the campus of the Air Force Academy in Air Force Academy, Colo. The Patriots are practicing at Air Force, which is located at an elevation of 7,200 feet, to prepare to face the Oakland Raiders during […]

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) The tunnel leading down to the Falcon Stadium football field is dotted with warnings that a “lack of acclimation to altitudes above 6,000 feet has proven to cause serious illness.”

Just before reaching the field, there’s an overhang with a sign that warns about a “lack of oxygen ” at 6,621 feet above sea level.

Meant more for intimidation than information, the signs still serve as a stark reminder of the Rocky Mountain’s lung-piercing thin air. Which is exactly why Bill Belichick decided to keep his team in Colorado after the Patriots (7-2) destroyed the Broncos 41-16 Sunday night.

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