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Stat check: Patriots vs. Broncos

A weekly look at where the Patriots (10-3) rank in key statistical categories, with the Broncos (8-5) and their key stats included:

Points scored

This week: 3rd -- 30.4 avg.

Last week: 3rd -- 30.1 avg.

Broncos: 21st -- 20.6 avg.

Points against

This week: 14th -- 21.07 avg.

Last week: 13th -- 20.5 avg.

Broncos: 22nd -- 23.2 avg.

Third-down offense

This week: 5th -- 70 of 153 (45.8%)

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

Broncos: 28th -- 55 of 173 (31.8 %)

Third-down defense

This week: 30th -- 77 of 172 (44.8 %)

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

Broncos: 8th -- 61 of 179 (34.1 %)

Turnover differential

This week: 5th -- Plus-9 (25 takeaways, 16 giveaways)

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

Broncos: Tied-20th -- Minus-4 (17 takeaways, 21 giveaways)

Red zone offense (TD percentage)

This week: 3rd (36 touchdowns/57 trips)

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

Broncos: 24th (13 touchdowns/28 trips)

Red zone defense

This week: 16th (26 touchdowns/52 trips)

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

Broncos: 18th (22 touchdowns/40 trips)