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Stat check: Converting in red zone

12/21/2010

A look at where the Patriots rank in key statistical categories through 14 games, with the team's 2-of-2 performance in the red-zone Sunday night moving it up the charts:

Points scored

This week:
1st (31.8 avg.)

Last week: 1st (31.9 avg.)

Points allowed

This week:
16th (21.6 avg.)

Last week: 17th (21.2 avg.)

Third-down offense

This week:
3rd (76 of 163, 46.6 percent)

Last week: 3rd (72 of 153, 47.1 percent)

Third-down defense

This week:
32nd (92 of 187, 49.2 percent)

Last week: 32nd (81 of 168, 48.2 percent)

Turnover differential

This week:
1st (Plus-20 -- 29 take-aways, 9 give-aways)

Last week: 1st (Plus-18 -- 27 take-aways, 9 give-aways)

Red-zone offense (TD percentage)

This week:
3rd (36 TDs in 56 trips, 64.3 percent)

Last week: 4th (34 TDs in 54 trips, 63 percent)

Red-zone defense (opponents' TD percentage)

This week:
24th (27 TDs in 47 trips, 57.4 percent)

Last week: Tied-24th (25 TDs in 42 trips, 59.5 percent)