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Thursday, December 26, 2013
Stat check: Defense finishing strong

By Mike Rodak

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

POINTS SCORED
This week: 23rd (21.3)
Last week: 24th (21.4)

POINTS AGAINST
This week: 15th (23.6)
Last week: 18th (25.3)

THIRD-DOWN OFFENSE
This week: 28th (79-of-231, 34.2 percent)
Last week: 29th (72-of-212, 34.0 percent)

THIRD-DOWN DEFENSE
This week: 14th (87-of-232, 37.5 percent)
Last week: 18th (85-of-218, 39.0 percent)

TURNOVER DIFFERENTIAL
This week: Tied-12th (plus-2, 29 takeaways, 27 giveaways)
Last week: 14th (plus-1, 27 takeaways, 26 giveaways)

RED-ZONE OFFENSE (based on TD percentage)
This week: 31st (19-of-41, 47.5 percent)
Last week: Tied-24th (18-of-36, 50.0 percent)

RED-ZONE DEFENSE (based on TD percentage)
This week: 8th (23-of-47, 48.9 percent)
Last week: Tied-6th (23-of-47, 48.9 percent)