NFL: Hightower - Patriots' chemistry is building
Dont'a Hightower has spoken of the growing chemistry that has brought the New England Patriots into playoff contention ahead of their Thursday night matchup with the Atlanta Falcons.
The Patriots, who are 10/11 -7 on the Point Spread, have won four straight games going into the Week 11 clash at Mercedes-Benz Stadium against Atlanta, who are 14/5 on the Money Line.
Hightower knows all about New England's winning culture, having won three Super Bowl rings in his ten-year career with the Patriots.
The linebacker says many of players that the team added in an offseason that was more turbulent that usual - after New England's failure to make the playoffs in 2020 - are now fully integrated into the system.
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The togetherness of the current group was clearly evidenced last Sunday by the touchdown parade to the end zone to celebrate Jakobi Meyers' first touchdown.
"Coach talks about it being a process, it's not just a process for the players," Hightower told reporters, via patriots.com.
"Guys having to build that chemistry on the field and then also coaches being able to understand and feel the kind of vibe and energy the players are getting off."
He added: "The season is a process. We try to build on each week and I feel like so far we've done that and each week you can tell."