Back in 2014 the field conditions at Arrowhead were such that the turf was coming up as if the field had a bad case of grubs. While I can’t find it, I’m pretty certain there were pictures of the grounds crew watering the field not too long before gametime. If you look up pictures from that game, you will definitely see a lot of turned over grass. In case you were wondering, there wasn’t any rain in KC leading up to the game.
Just before 10, the Patriots bus arrived and the team prepared for the game. Looking on Twitter, it doesn’t appear that any Patriots were warming up on the field prior to 11:20 when Chris Hogan and Julian Edelman are spotted. The first onfield Brady sighting doesn’t appear to happen until 12:12. Based on seeing pictures of players onfield a lot earlier than that usually, that seemed a little strange to me. Of course we haven’t played many 1 o’clock road games, so maybe it’s typical.