<
>

Stat check: Patriots 2013 season

12/30/2013

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)