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The coach of the New England Patriots said Tuesday he considers every game to be a big one. This week he’s preparing his team for the Super Bowl against the New York Giants on Feb. 5.

He said the Patriots had an organizational day Monday to work out logistics. There was a team meeting but no practice. Players have Wednesday off before returning Thursday.

Belichick said one of the most important things in getting ready for the Super Bowl is the health of his players. The Patriots plan to leave Sunday for the site of the game in Indianapolis after having a send-off rally at Gillette Stadium.

Around the league

PRO BOWL: Carolina’s Cam Newton and Cincinnati’s Andy Dalton are headed to Honolulu for the Pro Bowl. The rookies have been chosen to replace Super Bowl quarterbacks Eli Manning of the New York Giants and Tom Brady of New England for Sunday’s game matching the NFC against the AFC.

SUPER BOWL: The NFL is trying to avoid another super gaffe. One year after hundreds of ticketed fans were left without seats at Cowboys Stadium, organizers have added only 254 temporary seats to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for the Feb. 5 game between the New York Giants and New England Patriots.

JAGUARS: Jacksonvillle coach Mike Mularkey retained offensive line coach Andy Heck. During Heck’s six years in Jacksonville, the Jaguars posted the three highest single-season rushing totals in franchise history.

VIKINGS: Gov. Mark Dayton and a key state lawmaker say a new stadium must be built at the current site of the Metrodome to secure any kind of state funding this year. Dayton said Tuesday that two other potential sites are not politically achievable at this time. And Republican state Sen. Julie Rosen says she agrees with Dayton, and she expects to introduce a stadium bill soon with the Metrodome as the chosen site.

JETS: New York hired Dave DeGuglielmo as offensive line coach, replacing Bill Callahan. DeGuglielmo joins the Jets after spending the past three seasons with the Miami Dolphins as their offensive line coach.