FOXBORO (CBS) – The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots have arrived home with some hardware.
The team’s signature “AirKraft” landed at T.F. Green Airport in Rhode Island just after 2 p.m. A small group of fans was waiting for their arrival.
After boarding nearby buses, the team made the drive to Gillette Stadium. Several hundred fans cheered as the buses pulled in.
An animated Devin McCourty hoisted the Lombardi trophy as the Patriots made their way through the crowd after getting off the bus.
Fans were excited to see the players. “I’m so glad they stopped by, they came by with the trophy,” fan Sam Macasay said. “They went down the entire line there’s people around the corner, they made sure to go see the people all the way in the back.”
Earlier in the day the team joked they’re going to need a new plane, though a new paint job should do. The current version of the custom plane only includes five Lombardi trophies, and the team won its sixth on Sunday.
New England defeated the Los Angeles Rams, 13-3, in Atlanta to capture a second title in three years.
Tom Brady and Julian Edelman weren’t among the passengers aboard AirKraft. The pair spent Monday at Disney World celebrating Edelman’s Super Bowl MVP performance.