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Stat check: Red zone offense lags

9/17/2013

A look at the New England Patriots in our weekly "stat check," while also bringing Sunday's opponent -- the Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- into the discussion:

Points scored

This week: Tied-25th (18.0)

Last week: Tied-17th (23.0)

Last season: 1st (34.8)

Buccaneers in 2013: 27th (15.5)

Points against

This week:
Tied-6th (15.5)

Last week: Tied-11th (21.0)

Last season: Tied-9th (20.6)

Buccaneers in 2013: Tied-8th (17.0)

Third-down offense

This week:
16th (15 of 38)

Last week: 3rd (11 of 20)

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

Buccaneers in 2013: Tied-18th (11 of 29)

Third-down defense

This week:
8th (10 of 31)

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

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

Buccaneers in 2013: 15th (12 of 32)

Turnover differential

This week: Tied-4th (plus-3, 6 takeaways, 3 giveaways)

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

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

Buccaneers in 2013: Tied-13th (zero, 4 takeaways, 4 giveaways)

Red zone offense (based on TD percentage)

This week: 31st (2 of 8)

Last week: 28th (2 of 5)

Last season: 1st (49 of 70)

Buccaneers in 2013: Tied-7th (3 of 4)

Red zone defense (based on TD percentage)

This week: Tied-26th (3 of 4)

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

Last season: 13th (24 of 46)

Buccaneers in 2013: 1st (1 of 6)