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Looking closer at turnover differential

Bill Belichick often says that no statistic correlates more to winning than turnovers.

Along those lines, the Patriots rank first in the NFL in the all-important turnover differential stat at plus-24 (32 takeaways, 8 giveaways).

Top-6 turnover differential:

1. New England -- Plus-24 (32/8)

2. Chicago -- Plus-13 (33/20)

3. N.Y. Giants -- Plus-13 (29/16)

5t. Baltimore -- Plus-12 (21/9)

5t. Washington --Plus-12 (22/10)

6. Tampa Bay -- Plus-11 (22/11)

Combined record: 43-23

Bottom-6 turnover differential

32. Kansas City -- Minus-21 (11/32)

30t. Philadelphia -- Minus-14 (10/24)*

30t. Indianapolis -- Minus-14 (7/21)

29. Dallas -- Minus-11 (12/23)

27t. Pittsburgh -- Minus-10 (10/20)

27t. Miami -- Minus-10 (11/21)

Combined record: 27-38

* plays tonight, so stat through just 10 games.