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Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Stat check: Red-zone D stands out

By Mike Reiss

A look at where the Patriots rank in key statistical categories after Week 1:

Points scored
6th (34.0)

Points against
Tied-3rd (13.0)

Third-down offense
Tied-6th (50 percent, 6 of 12)

Third-down defense
Tied-17th (35.7 percent, 5 of 14)

Turnover differential
Tied-7th (Plus-2 -- 2 takeaways, 0 giveaways)

Red-zone offense (TD percentage)
Tied-14th (50 percent; 2 of 4)

Red-zone defense (TD percentage)
Tied-1st (0 percent; 0 of 2)