Stat check: Turnover differential drops

October, 18, 2011
10/18/11
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A weekly look at where the Patriots rank in key statistical areas, with the biggest slip coming in turnover differential after four giveaways on Sunday:

Points scored
This week: 3rd -- 30.8 avg.
Last week: 2nd -- 33.0 avg.

Points against
This week: 14th -- 22.5 avg.
Last week: 14th -- 23.8 avg.

Third-down offense
This week: 3rd -- 37 of 69 (53.6 %)
Last week: 4th -- 29 of 56 (51.8 %)

Third-down defense
This week: 21st -- 31 of 73 (42.5 %)
Last week: tied-25th -- 27 of 61 (44.3 %)

Turnover differential
This week: Tied-16th -- Plus-1 (11 takeaways, 10 giveaways)
Last week: Tied-6th -- Plus-3 (9 takeaways, 6 giveaways)

Red zone offense (TD percentage)
This week: 7th (19 touchdowns/30 trips)
Last week: 5th (17 touchdowns/26 trips)

Red zone defense
This week: 22nd (13 touchdowns/24 trips)
Last week: 25th (12 touchdowns/21 trips)

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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