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Stat check: Patriots vs. Broncos

11/20/2013

A look at the 7-3 New England Patriots in our weekly "stat check," while also bringing the team's next opponent -- the 9-1 Denver Broncos -- into the discussion:

Points per game

This week: 8th (25.4)

Last week: 8th (26.0)

Last season: 1st (34.8)

Broncos in 2013: 1st (39.8)

Points allowed per game

This week: 7th (19.9)

Last week: 7th (19.4)

Last season: Tied-9th (20.6)

Broncos in 2013: 23rd (25.5)

Third-down offense

This week: 21st (49 of 137, 35.8 percent)

Last week: 25th (44 of 127, 34.6 percent)

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

Broncos in 2013: 2nd (60 of 125, 48.0 percent)

Third-down defense

This week: 29th (64 of 150, 42.7 percent)

Last week: 24th (56 of 139, 40.3 percent)

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

Broncos in 2013: Tied-15th (53 of 141, 37.6 percent)

Turnover differential

This week: 6th (plus-7; 19 takeaways, 12 giveaways)

Last week: 3rd (plus-9, 19 takeaways, 10 giveaways)

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

Broncos in 2013: Tied-18th (minus-2, 17 takeaways, 19 giveaways)

Red zone offense (based on TD percentage)

This week: 21st (21 of 41)

Last week: 19th (19 of 36)

Last season: 1st (49 of 70)

Broncos in 2013: 1st (34 of 43)

Red zone defense (based on TD percentage)

This week: 11th (16 of 31)

Last week: 7th (14 of 29)

Last season: 13th (24 of 46)

Broncos in 2013: 21st (23 of 39)