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Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Stat check: Bills in third-down basement

By Mike Rodak

A look at the Buffalo Bills in our weekly "stat check:"

POINTS SCORED
This week:
20th (21.7)
Last week: Tied-16th (22.5)

POINTS AGAINST
This week:
18th (24.3)
Last week: 15th (23.0)

THIRD-DOWN OFFENSE
This week:
28th (14 of 45, 31.1 percent)
Last week: 20th (10 of 27, 37 percent)

THIRD-DOWN DEFENSE
This week:
27th (opponents 23 of 50, 46 percent)
Last week: Tied-29th (opponents 18 of 36, 50 percent)

TURNOVER DIFFERENTIAL
This week:
Tied-9th (plus-2, 6 takeaways, 4 giveaways)
Last week: Tied-13th (even, 4 takeaways, 4 giveaways)

RED ZONE OFFENSE (based on TD percentage)
This week: Tied-17th (4 of 8, 50 percent)
Last week: Tied-4th (4 of 5, 80 percent)

RED ZONE DEFENSE (based on TD percentage)
This week: Tied-9th (4 of 10, 40 percent)
Last week: 7th (3 of 8, 37.5 percent)