Stat check: Browns at Patriots

December, 3, 2013
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A look at the 9-3 New England Patriots in our weekly "stat check," while also bringing the team's next opponent -- the 4-8 Cleveland Browns -- into the discussion:

Points per game
This week: 6th (26.8)
Last week: 6th (26.1)
Last season: 1st (34.8)
Browns in 2013: 28th (19.25)

Points allowed per game
This week: 10th (21.75)
Last week: 9th (20.9)
Last season: Tied-9th (20.6)
Browns in 2013: Tied-19th (24.75)

Third-down offense
This week:
18th (60 of 163, 36.8 percent)
Last week: 18th (55 of 151, 36.4 percent)
Last season: 1st (110 of 226, 48.7 percent)
Browns in 2013: Tied-30th (62 of 186, 33.3 percent)

Third-down defense
This week:
30th (78 of 179, 43.6 percent)
Last week: 30th (73 of 168, 43.5 percent)
Last season: 22nd (82 of 205, 40.0 percent)
Browns in 2013: 28th (77 of 185, 41.6 percent)

Turnover differential
This week: Tied-6th (plus-8; 24 takeaways, 16 giveaways)
Last week: Tied-6th (plus-8; 23 takeaways, 15 giveaways)
Last season: 1st (plus-25, 41 takeaways, 16 giveaways)
Browns in 2013: Tied-27th (minus-9; 14 takeaways, 23 giveaways)

Red zone offense (based on TD percentage)
This week: 11th (28 of 50)
Last week: 16th (25 of 47)
Last season: 1st (49 of 70)
Browns in 2013: 8th (16 of 27)

Red zone defense (based on TD percentage)
This week: 21st (22 of 38)
Last week: Tied-14th (19 of 35)
Last season: 13th (24 of 46)
Browns in 2013: 29th (22 of 35)

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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