Stat check: Points are rising

November, 16, 2011
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A look at where the Patriots rank in key statistical categories, with the Chiefs' key stats included:

Points scored
This week: 3rd -- 28.7 avg.
Last week: Tied-4th -- 27.75 avg.
Chiefs: 27th -- 15.6 avg.

Points against
This week: Tied-16th -- 22.2 avg.
Last week: Tied-20th -- 23.0 avg.
Chiefs: Tied-23rd -- 24.2 avg.

Third-down offense
This week: 5th -- 49 of 107 (45.8%)
Last week:
5th -- 45 of 94 (47.9%)
Chiefs: 17th -- 48 of 125 (38.4%)

Third-down defense
This week: 27th -- 50 of 116 (43.1%)
Last week: 28th -- 45 of 103 (43.7%)
Chiefs: 18th -- 47 of 120 (39.2%)

Turnover differential
This week: Tied-10th -- Plus-3 (17 takeaways, 14 giveaways)
Last week: Tied-15th -- Even (14 takeaways, 14 giveaways)
Chiefs: 18th -- Minus-1 (15 takeaways, 16 giveaways)

Red zone offense (TD percentage)
This week: 2nd (26 touchdowns/41 trips)
Last week: 5th (23 touchdowns/36 trips)
Chiefs: Tied-25th (10 touchdowns/23 trips)

Red zone defense
This week: 18th (20 touchdowns/38 trips)
Last week: 16th (18 touchdowns/34 trips)
Chiefs: 28th (18 touchdowns/29 trips)

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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