Bill Belichick was in classic playoff form, building up the Patriots opponent, the LA Chargers. Specifically, he praised Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, who is 1-7 all-time against Belichick, and 0-7 when Tom Brady starts. Devin McCourty returned to practice for the Patriots after suffering a concussion in week 17, and Melvin Gordon sat out of a walkthrough for the Chargers.
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