Perhaps he's right, and surprisingly, the road team doesn't seem to have a big disadvantage. Since 2012, the home team is only 28-23 on Thursday nights, according to STATS.
Neurologist Robert Kurtzke originally advised the team Griffin could return to play in an Aug. 29 preseason game against Baltimore. But he reversed course in a written statement issued the day before the preseason game.
Annoyed that defensive players were practicing aggressively during a workout that's typically low-key the day before a game, Tannehill sarcastically told two players they would receive a "scout team trophy." Neither player is a starter.
The opposition, especially when the Patriots were winning their past two titles, often reacted to what New England was doing instead of emphasizing their own strengths. That changed altogether in the 2008 Super Bowl, when the Giants unleashed monstrous pressure on Brady, didn't make mistakes on either side of the ball, and shattered the Patriots' chase of perfection.
"The support I've received there (Notre Dame) over the past four years has helped strengthen my integrity, wisdom and character," Golson told Fox Sports. _________________