Stat check: Patriots 2013 season

December, 30, 2013
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A look at the 12-4 New England Patriots in our weekly "stat check", with this week's recap accounting for the final 2013 regular-season rankings:

Points per game
Final '13 ranking: 3rd (27.75)
Last week: 5th (27.3)
Last season: 1st (34.8)

Points allowed per game
Final '13 ranking: 10th (21.1)
Last week: Tied-9th (21.2)
Last season: Tied-9th (20.6)

Third-down offense
Final '13 ranking:
16th (83 of 221, 37.6 percent)
Last week: 14th (79 of 208, 38.0 percent)
Last season: 1st (110 of 226, 48.7 percent)

Third-down defense
Final '13 ranking:
26th (98 of 232, 42.2 percent)
Last week: 28th (94 of 219, 42.9 percent)
Last season: 22nd (82 of 205, 40.0 percent)

Turnover differential
Final '13 ranking: 8th (plus-9, 29 takeaways, 20 giveaways)
Last week: Tied-6th (plus-10, 29 takeaways, 19 giveaways)
Last season: 1st (plus-25, 41 takeaways, 16 giveaways)

Red zone offense (based on TD percentage)
Final '13 ranking: 15th (36 of 65)
Last week: 6th (35 of 61)
Last season: 1st (49 of 70)

Red zone defense (based on TD percentage)
Final '13 ranking: 16th (28 of 50)
Last week: 16th (26 of 46)
Last season: 13th (24 of 46)

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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