Stat check: Scoring D slips

December, 18, 2012
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A look at the Patriots in our weekly "stat check", while also bringing Sunday's opponent -- the Jacksonville Jaguars -- into the discussion:

Points scored
This week: 1st (36.1)
Last week: 1st (36.3)
Jaguars: 31st (15.6)

Points against
This week: Tied-17th (22.5)
Last week: 11th (21.0)
Jaguars: 29th (27.3)

Third-down offense
This week: 1st (98 of 198, 49.5 percent)
Last week: 1st (96 of 183, 52.5 percent)
Jaguars: 31st (53 of 185, 28.6 percent)

Third-down defense
This week: 25th (73 of 177, 41.2 percent)
Last week: 26th (68 of 163, 41.7 percent)
Jaguars: 28th (79 of 189, 41.8 percent)

Turnover differential
This week: 1st (Plus-22 -- 36 takeaways, 14 giveaways)
Last week: 1st (Plus-24 -- 34 takeaways, 10 giveaways)
Jaguars: Tied-16th (Plus-1 -- 21 takeaways, 20 giveaways)

Red-zone offense (based on TD percentage)
This week: 1st (44 of 64, 68.8 percent)
Last week: 3rd (40 of 59, 67.8 percent)
Jaguars: 28th (14 of 31, 45.2 percent)

Red-zone defense (based on TD percentage)
This week: 23rd (23 of 41, 56.1 percent)
Last week: 26th (22 of 37, 59.5 percent)
Jaguars: 13th (32 of 61, 52.5 percent)

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter
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