Stat check: Movement in red-zone

October, 26, 2010
10/26/10
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A look at where the Patriots rank in key NFL statistical categories after seven weeks:

Points scored
This week:
1st (29.5 avg.)
Last week: 1st (30.8 avg.)

Points allowed
This week: 22nd (22.6 avg.)
Last week: 25th (23.2 avg.)

Third-down offense
This week: 3rd (33 of 73, 45.2 percent)
Last week: 3rd (30 of 61, 49.2 percent)

Third-down defense
This week: 32nd (41 of 84, 48.8 percent)
Last week: 32nd (34 of 69, 49.3 percent)

Turnover differential
This week: Tied-5th (Plus-6 -- 12 take-aways, 6 give-aways)
Last week: Tied-8th (Plus-2 -- 8 take-aways, 6 give-aways)

Red-zone offense (TD percentage)
This week: 16th (13 TDs in 25 trips, 52 percent)
Last week: 13th (11 TDs in 20 trips, 55 percent)

Red-zone defense (opponents' TD percentage)
This week: 21st (10 TDs in 17 trips, 58.8 percent)
Last week: 24th (8 TDs in 13 trips, 61.5 percent)

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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