Stat check: Patriots vs. Bills

December, 27, 2011
12/27/11
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A weekly look at where the Patriots (12-3) rank in key statistical categories, with the Bills (6-9) and their key stats included:

Points scored
This week: 3rd -- 30.9 avg.
Last week: 3rd -- 31.2 avg.
Bills: 14th -- 23.4 avg.

Points against
This week: 14th -- 21.4 avg.
Last week: Tied-14th -- 21.2 avg.
Bills: 27th -- 25.6 avg.

Third-down offense
This week: 4th -- 83 of 182 (45.6%)
Last week: 5th -- 75 of 165 (45.5%)
Bills: 26th -- 61 of 184 (33.2%)

Third-down defense
This week: 29th -- 86 of 195 (44.1%)
Last week: 29th -- 81 of 182 (44.5%)
Bills: 20th -- 69 of 177 (39.0%)

Turnover differential
This week: 3rd -- Plus-14 (30 takeaways, 16 giveaways)
Last week: 3rd -- Plus-12 (28 takeaways, 16 giveaways)
Bills: 10th -- Plus-4 (30 takewaways, 26 giveaways)

Red zone offense (TD percentage)
This week: 3rd (43 touchdowns/67 trips)
Last week: 2nd (40 touchdowns/63 trips)
Bills: Tied-19th (25 touchdowns/50 trips)

Red zone defense
This week: 18th (31 touchdowns/58 trips)
Last week: 13th (28 touchdowns/55 trips)
Bills: 30th (34 touchdowns/54 trips)

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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