Stat check: Third-down O rises

October, 9, 2012
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A look at where the Patriots rank in key statistical categories after Week 5, while also bringing the team's opponent this week -- the offensively challenged but defensively stingy Seattle Seahawks -- into the discussion:

Points scored
This week: 1st (33.0)
Last week: 1st (33.5)
Seahawks: 28th (17.2)

Points against
This week: 17th (22.6)
Last week: 18th (23.0)
Seahawks: 2nd (14.0)

Third-down offense
This week: 4th (47.1, 33 of 70)
Last week: 12th (41.5, 22 of 53)
Seahawks: 25th (32.8, 21 of 64)

Third-down defense
This week: 25th (43.8 percent, 28 of 64)
Last week: 22nd (41.2 percent, 21 of 51)
Seahawks: 19th (38.7 percent, 24 of 62)

Turnover differential
This week: 1st (Plus-10 -- 14 takeaways, 4 giveaways)
Last week: 2nd (Plus-8 -- 11 takeaways, 3 giveaways)
Seahawks: Tied-17th (Minus-1 -- 7 takeaways, 8 giveaways)

Red-zone offense (TD percentage)
This week: Tied-4th (65.2 percent, 15 of 23)
Last week: 10th (61.1 percent, 11 of 18)
Seahawks: 32nd (28.6 percent, 4 of 14)

Red-zone defense (TD percentage)
This week: Tied-17th (58.3 percent, 7 of 12)
Last week: 12th (50 percent, 4 of 8)
Seahawks: 9th (40 percent, 4 of 10)

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter
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