In a bit of a surprise, there's been a back-and-forth between the Patriots and Rams with a little trash talk.
At the Patriots' send off rally Sunday morning, safety Patrick Chung had a message for the Gillette Stadium crowd.
"We love you. I appreciate the support," he said. "We’re going to go (down) there and kick their ass, baby.”
Later in the day, the Rams held their own rally and former Patriots wide receiver Brandin Cooks responded.
"Hey Chung, we heard you talking that talk back there in Foxboro ... let's get straight," he said before walking off the stage.
Cooks was traded to Los Angeles last offseason.