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Stat check: Scoring defense ranks 10th

11/22/2011

A look at where the Patriots rank in key statistical categories, with the Eagles' key stats included:

Points scored

This week: 4th -- 29.3 avg.

Last week: 3rd -- 28.7 avg.

Eagles: Tied-10th -- 23.7 avg.

Points against

This week: 10th -- 20.3 avg.

Last week: Tied-16th -- 22.2 avg.

Eagles: Tied-16th -- 21.3 avg.

Third-down offense

This week: 7th -- 53 of 120 (44.2 %)

Last week: 5th -- 49 of 107 (45.8%)

Eagles: 6th -- 60 of 135 (44.4%)

Third-down defense

This week: 28th -- 56 of 130 (43.1%)

Last week: 27th -- 50 of 116 (43.1%)

Eagles: 11th -- 46 of 127 (36.2%)

Turnover differential

This week: 8th -- Plus 5 (20 takeaways, 15 giveaways)

Last week: Tied-10th -- Plus-3 (17 takeaways, 14 giveaways)

Eagles: 28th -- Minus-8 (16 takeaways, 24 giveaways)

Red zone offense (TD percentage)

This week: 3rd (28 touchdowns/45 trips)

Last week: 2nd (26 touchdowns/41 trips)

Eagles: Tied-25th (20 touchdowns/45 trips)

Red zone defense

This week: 16th (20 touchdowns/40 trips)

Last week: 18th (20 touchdowns/38 trips)

Eagles: 32nd (18 touchdowns/26 trips)