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Stat check: Pats vs. Redskins

12/6/2011

A weekly look at where the Patriots (9-3) rank in key statistical categories, with the Redskins (4-8) and their key stats included:

Points scored

This week: 3rd -- 30.1 avg.

Last week: 3rd -- 30.09 avg.

Redskins: 27th -- 16.8 avg.

Points against

This week: 13th -- 20.5 avg.

Last week: 11th -- 20.27 avg.

Redskins: 15th -- 21.3 avg.

Third-down offense

This week: 5th -- 65 of 142 (45.8%)

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

Redskins: 23rd -- 57 of 164 (34.8%)

Third-down defense

This week: 30th -- 70 of 158 (44.3%)

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

Redskins: 13th -- 60 of 164 (36.6%)

Turnover differential

This week: 4th -- Plus 8 (23 takeaways, 15 giveaways)

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

Redskins: Tied-32nd -- Minus-13 (15 takeaways, 28 giveaways)

Red zone offense (TD percentage)

This week: 3rd (35 touchdowns/53 trips)

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

Redskins: Tied-25th (16 touchdowns/36 trips)

Red zone defense

This week: 16th (24 touchdowns/47 trips)

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

Redskins: 7th (16 touchdowns/38 trips)