Cleaning out the Patriots notebook

October, 6, 2011
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Cleaning out the Patriots notebook...

1. Didn't realize this until reading Don Banks' "Snap Judgments" on SI.com: Seven of the eight division winners from 2010 are either .500 or below this season. The lone exception -- New England.

2. The Patriots will be in their throwback uniforms on Sunday. They are 7-3 in throwbacks. The Jets will not be in throwbacks.

3. Flipping through the NFL's record and fact book served as a reminder that the AFC East is tentatively scheduled to face the NFC West and AFC South next season as part of the rotating schedule formula. Home and away games have yet to be determined.

4. The Patriots are 30-5 in the month of October since 2003, and have won 21 of their last 23 October games.

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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