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Stat check: Patriots vs. Colts

11/29/2011

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

Points scored

This week: 3rd -- 30.09 avg.

Last week: 4th -- 29.3 avg.

Colts: 30th -- 13.6 avg.

Points against

This week: 11th -- 20.27 avg.

Last week: 10th -- 20.3 avg.

Colts: 32nd -- 29.7 avg.

Third-down offense

This week: 5th -- 59 of 131 (45.0%)

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

Colts: 25th -- 46 of 142 (32.4%)

Third-down defense

This week: 26th -- 60 of 142 (42.0%)

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

Colts: 32nd -- 73 of 153 (47.7%)

Turnover differential

This week: Tied-6th -- Plus 6 (21 takeaways, 15 giveaways)

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

Colts: Tied-32nd -- Minus-11 (10 takeaways, 21 giveaways)

Red zone offense (TD percentage)

This week: 3rd (32 touchdowns/50 trips)

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

Colts: Tied-27th (10 touchdowns/24 trips)

Red zone defense

This week: Tied-13th (22 touchdowns/44 trips)

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

Colts: 30th (27 touchdowns/40 trips)