Stat check: Step back for 3rd down D

September, 20, 2011
9/20/11
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A weekly look at where the Patriots rank in key statistical areas, with the big change this week on third down defense:

Points scored
This week: 3rd -- 36.5 avg.
Last week: 3rd -- 38 avg.

Points against
This week: Tied-14th -- 22.5 avg.
Last week: Tied-16th -- 24 avg.

Third-down offense
This week: 2nd -- 15 of 24 (62.5%)
Last week: T-3rd -- 8 of 13 (61.5%)

Third-down defense
This week: 25th -- 12 of 26 (46.1 %)
Last week: T-4th -- 2 of 14 (14.3%)

Turnover differential
This week: 3rd -- Plus 4 (5 takeaways, 1 giveaway)
Last week: Tied-12th -- 0 (1 takeaway/1 giveaway)

Red zone offense (TD percentage)
This week: 4th (8 touchdowns/11 trips)
Last week: Tied-5th (4 touchdowns/6 trips)

Red zone defense
This week: 14th (5 touchdowns/10 trips)
Last week: Tied-11th (3 touchdowns/6 trips)

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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