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Stat check: Third-down O rises

10/9/2012

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)