Stat check: Bills at Patriots

December, 26, 2013
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A look at the 11-4 New England Patriots in our weekly "stat check," while also bringing the team's next opponent -- the 6-9 Buffalo Bills -- into the discussion:

Points per game
This week: 5th (27.3)
Last week: 6th (26.3)
Last season: 1st (34.8)
Bills in 2013: 23rd (21.2)

Points allowed per game
This week: Tied-9th (21.2)
Last week: Tied-10th (22.2)
Last season: Tied-9th (20.6)
Bills in 2013: 15th (23.6)

Third-down offense
This week:
14th (79 of 208, 38.0 percent)
Last week: 15th (75 of 195, 38.5 percent)
Last season: 1st (110 of 226, 48.7 percent)
Bills in 2013: 28th (79 of 231, 34.2 percent)

Third-down defense
This week:
28th (94 of 219, 42.9 percent)
Last week: 29th (89 of 205, 43.4 percent)
Last season: 22nd (82 of 205, 40.0 percent)
Bills in 2013: 14th (87 of 232, 37.5 percent)

Turnover differential
This week: Tied-6th (plus-10, 29 takeaways, 19 giveaways)
Last week: Tied-10th (plus-6, 25 takeaways, 19 giveaways)
Last season: 1st (plus-25, 41 takeaways, 16 giveaways)
Bills in 2013: Tied-12th (plus-2, 29 takeaways, 27 giveaways)

Red zone offense (based on TD percentage)
This week: 6th (35 of 61)
Last week: 16th (32 of 58)
Last season: 1st (49 of 70)
Bills in 2013: 31st (19 of 40)

Red zone defense (based on TD percentage)
This week: 16th (26 of 46)
Last week: 21st (25 of 43)
Last season: 13th (24 of 46)
Bills in 2013: 8th (23 of 47)

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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