Defensive end Trent Cole: "Yes. I shave my head before every game. I do it at home, before we go to the team hotel. I do it for good luck. It's just something I've always done. It makes me feel faster."

Wide receiver Damaris Johnson: "I really don't have a set routine. Sometimes I'll listen to music, but it's not something I use to get all amped up or anything. I'm usually just thinking about the game. The time before the game really catches up with you. It will be two hours before the game and then all of a sudden it's time to go play."

Linebacker Mychal Kendricks: "Yes. A few hours before the game, before we leave the team hotel, I like to find a quiet place and go over the game in my head. I see myself making plays. Usually, I go into the bathroom and take a shower. That's about as quiet a place as you can get."

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