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Stat check: Patriots points are down

9/11/2013

A look at the New England Patriots in our weekly "stat check," while also bringing Thursday's opponent -- the New York Jets -- into the discussion:

Points scored

This week:
Tied-17th (23.0)

Last season: 1st (34.8)

Jets in 2013: 23rd (18.0)

Points against

This week:
Tied-11th (21.0)

Last season: Tied-9th (20.6)

Jets in 2013: Tied-7th (17.0)

Third-down offense

This week:
3rd (11 of 20)

Last season: 1st (110 of 226, 48.7 percent)

Jets in 2013: 19th (7 of 18)

Third-down defense

This week:
Tied-6th (opponents 4 of 13)

Last season: 22nd (82 of 205, 40.0 percent)

Jets in 2013: 12th (opponents 6 of 16)

Turnover differential

This week: Tied-21st (minus-1, 2 takeaways, 3 giveaways)

Last season: 1st (plus-25, 41 takeaways, 16 giveaways)

Jets in 2013: Tied-13th (even, 2 takeaways, 2 giveaways)

Red zone offense (based on TD percentage)

This week: 28th (2 of 5)

Last season: 1st (49 of 70)

Jets in 2013: Tied-27th (1 of 2)

Red zone defense (based on TD percentage)

This week: Tied-32nd (opponents 2 of 2)

Last season: 13th (24 of 46)

Jets: Tied-19th (2 of 3)