Stat check: Red-zone O plummets

October, 16, 2012
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A look at where the Patriots rank in key statistical categories after Week 6, while also bringing the team's opponent this week -- the New York Jets -- into the discussion:

Points scored
This week: 1st (31.3)
Last week: 1st (33.0)
Jets: 20th (22.1)

Points against
This week: Tied-15th (22.8)
Last week: 17th (22.6)
Jets: 19th (23.5)

Third-down offense
This week: 2nd (46.6 percent, 41 of 88)
Last week: 4th (47.1 percent, 33 of 70)
Jets: 16th (39.0 percent, 32 of 82)

Third-down defense
This week: 23rd (42.1 percent, 32 of 76)
Last week: 25th (43.8 percent, 28 of 64)
Jets: 30th (45.7 percent, 37 of 81)

Turnover differential
This week: Tied-1st (Plus-10 -- 16 takeaways, 6 giveaways)
Last week: 1st (Plus-10 -- 14 takeaways, 4 giveaways)
Jets: Tied-13th (Plus-1 -- 11 takeaways, 10 giveaways)

Red-zone offense (TD percentage)
This week: 14th (55.2 percent, 16 of 29)
Last week: Tied-4th (65.2 percent, 15 of 23)
Jets: Tied-15th (52.6 percent, 10 of 19)

Red-zone defense (TD percentage)
This week: 23rd (60 percent, 9 of 15)
Last week: Tied-17th (58.3 percent, 7 of 12)
Jets: 18th (55.6 percent, 10 of 18)

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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