Several times each season, the team's equipment is packed into a tractor-trailer full of trunks to take on the road. When the equipment gets to the host city, it's unpacked, and then repacked for the return trip home, where it is unpacked again.
And for cold-weather games, add to the list the trunks full of:
- Skull caps
- Thermal underclothing
- Long underwear
- Thermal socks
- Four kinds of gloves
- Cold-weather cream
- Heated benches
An Atlanta Falcons equipment bag
All of this equipment is loaded into the luggage hold of the chartered jet that takes the team to the game. It is an amazing process, and a phenomenal amount of work, to keep an NFL team on the field and ready for play.
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