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Cleaning out the Pats notebook

Cleaning out the Patriots notebook on a players' day off:

1. Touching on the challenge of visiting the Jets on Sunday, coach Bill Belichick said, "We know we’ll be going into a hornet’s nest this week." The Patriots were 2-6 on the road last season and of the 16 games in Week 1, only four road teams were winners -- Miami, Arizona, Green Bay and Baltimore.

2. Another message Belichick figures to stress to Patriots players this week is the importance of getting off on the right foot in divisional play. The game against the Jets is the first of three straight AFC tilts, followed by a home contest against the Bills and a trip to Miami.

3. Safety Patrick Chung was credited with a team-high 16 tackles by in-game statisticians. When Patriots coaches reviewed the tape, they gave Chung a total of nine.

4. It didn't take long for veteran linebacker Tracy White to make an impact on special teams. Playing on each of the "Big Four" units in the season opener, he tied for the team-lead with two tackles along with Kyle Arrington and Matthew Slater.

5. Asked if watching "Hard Knocks" could help in preparations for the game, Director of Player Personnel Nick Caserio said he personally hasn't watched it. He said he wasn't sure that "Hard Knocks" would play a big role in preparations because, "The most important thing is how the team performs on the field. We have a large volume of tape and information from last year that we studied in the offseason, and you go through the preseason. Last night, obviously, we have that game as well to review. It looks to me like defensively that they’re still one of the better clubs. There’s enough to deal with right there as far as preparing for what’s going to take place on the field because in the end that’s really what it comes down to."