Stat check: Patriots vs. Texans

November, 26, 2013
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A look at the 8-3 New England Patriots in our weekly "stat check," while also bringing the team's next opponent -- the 2-9 Houston Texans -- into the discussion:

Points per game
This week: 6th (26.1)
Last week: 8th (25.4)
Last season: 1st (34.8)
Texans in 2013: 30th (18.0)

Points allowed per game
This week: 9th (20.9)
Last week: 7th (19.9)
Last season: Tied-9th (20.6)
Texans in 2013: Tied-26th (26.2)

Third-down offense
This week:
18th (55 of 151, 36.4 percent)
Last week: 21st (49 of 137, 35.8 percent)
Last season: 1st (110 of 226, 48.7 percent)
Texans in 2013: 27th (55 of 162, 34.0 percent)

Third-down defense
This week:
30th (73 of 168, 43.5 percent)
Last week: 29th (64 of 150, 42.7 percent)
Last season: 22nd (82 of 205, 40.0 percent)
Texans in 2013: 12th (55 of 151, 36.4 percent)

Turnover differential
This week: Tied-6th (plus-8; 23 takeaways, 15 giveaways)
Last week: 6th (plus-7; 19 takeaways, 12 giveaways)
Last season: 1st (plus-25, 41 takeaways, 16 giveaways)
Texans in 2013: Tied-30th (minus-12; 8 takeaways, 20 giveaways)

Red zone offense (based on TD percentage)
This week: 16th (25 of 47)
Last week: 21st (21 of 41)
Last season: 1st (49 of 70)
Texans in 2013: Tied-26th (13 of 28)

Red zone defense (based on TD percentage)
This week: Tied-14th (19 of 35)
Last week: 11th (16 of 31)
Last season: 13th (24 of 46)
Texans in 2013: 30th (23 of 35)

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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