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By the numbers

84
The number of players on the Patriots roster (as of Aug. 12)

74
The number of players who have joined the team since January 2000.

16
The number of veteran free agents who have joined the team since February 2002.

20
The number of starters that are returning to the Patriots this season from the Super Bowl XXXVI starting line-up.

23
The number of different division winners (out of 30) during the last five years in the NFL. The Patriots are one of seven teams to have won multiple division titles in the last five seasons.

8
The number of catches rookie Deion Branch recorded during the Patriots preseason opener against the N.Y. Giants.

129
The number of yards Branched accumulated on his eight catches.

313
The number of passing yards the Patriots offense generated against the N.Y. Giants.

104
The number of passing yards generated by quarterback Tom Brady, who played in the first quarter.

12
The number of points kicker Adam Vinatieri accounted for during the Patriots preseason opener against the N.Y. Giants. He connected on all four of his field goal attempts.

5
The number of points kicker Adam Vinatieri (688 points) needs to surpass John Smith (692) for second place in Patriots history.

9
The number of games on the Patriots schedule versus teams with records at or above .500 (Chicago Bears, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins-2, N.Y. Jets-2, Oakland Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers).

8
The number of Patriots 2002 opponents who qualified for the playoffs last season (Chicago Bears, Green Bay

GILLETTE STADIUM BY THE NUMBERS

68,000
The number of seats (all chairbacks) in Gillette Stadium.

7,281
The number of chairback seats at Foxboro Stadium.

53,011
The number of bench seats in Foxboro Stadium

0
The number of bench seats in Gillette Stadium.

70
The width, in feet, of the main concourse of Gillette Stadium.

35
The width, in feet, of the main concourse of Foxboro Stadium.

167
The number of port-a-johns utilized at Foxboro Stadium.

0
The number that will be utilized at Gillette Stadium.

Over 1,000
The number of televison monitors throught the stadium, compared to 115 in Foxboro Stadium.

1
The number of points of sound in Foxboro Stadium

Over 1,000
The number of points of sound in Gillette Stadium.

60
The number of restrooms in Gillette Stadium.

20
The number of restrooms at Foxboro Stadium.

6
The number of nationally televised games the Patriots will appear in during the 2002 season, including this week's game on CBS. It is a single-season franchise record for the Patriots an including two Monday night game, two Sunday night games and a game on Thanksgiving against the Lions.

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