Before playing the Washington Redskins Sunday afternoon, the New England Patriots came to College Park for a good night’s sleep.

The Patriots flew into Washington, D.C. Saturday evening and arrived at The Hotel in College Park around 6 p.m.

Word circulated around the campus of the University of Maryland and fans showed up to greet the reigning champions.

Quarterback Tom Brady was enthusiastically welcomed and even stopped to sign a jersey.

Wide receiver Julian Edelman was also applauded by the fans gathered at The Hotel.

The team left for FedEx Field early Sunday morning and were again cheered by fans who wished them luck in the contest.

New England dominated Washington to remain undefeated, winning 33-7 as Brady threw for 348 yards and three touchdowns. One of those touchdowns was to Edelman, who finished with eight catches for 110 yards.

It was almost a home game for New England with the amount of fans that showed up at FedEx Field. During the postgame press conference, Brady said it all felt pretty sweet.