FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 22: Head coach Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots looks on before the game against the Houston Texans at Gillette Stadium on September 22, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Bill Belichick responds to reporter’s question with open shot at Cowboys, Chiefs

Home field advantage apparently doesn't mean much to Bill Belichick

Securing home field advantage through the NFL playoffs is such an edge, it's often seen as a foregone conclusion that any team lucky enough to do so can essentially write their own ticket to the Super Bowl.

But not according to Bill Belichick. When asked by reporters recently about how much of a plus home field advantage actually is, the New England Patriots head coach gave a typically measured, wit-filled answer. (He makes the comment towards the end of the video, which comes via NESN):

"I don't know, go ask Dallas and Kansas City," Belichick replied. "The game's won by the players on the field. That's who wins games. The players."

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Both the Cowboys and the Chiefs were fortunate enough to have home field advantage in their respective playoff games last week, but it did little good as both lost.

We'll see how much it means for Belichick and the Pats Sunday when they square off against the Steelers in the AFC Championship game in Foxboro.