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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Stat check: Bills struggle on third down

By Mike Rodak

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

POINTS SCORED
This week:
Tied-20th (21.0)
Last season: 21st (21.5)

POINTS AGAINST
This week:
Tied-14th (23.0)
Last season: 26th (27.2)

THIRD-DOWN OFFENSE
This week:
T-26th (4 of 13, 30.8 percent)
Last season: 13th (38.9 percent)

THIRD-DOWN DEFENSE
This week:
26th (opponents 11 of 20, 55 percent)
Last season: 31st (opponents 44.0 percent)

TURNOVER DIFFERENTIAL
This week: Tied-9th (plus-1, 3 takeaways, 2 giveaways)
Last season: Tied-27th (minus-13, 21 takeaways, 34 giveaways)

RED ZONE OFFENSE (based on TD percentage)
This week: T-1st (2 of 2, 100 percent)
Last season: T-22nd (50 percent)

RED ZONE DEFENSE (based on TD percentage)
This week: 5th (opponents 2 of 5, 20 percent)
Last season: 31st (opponents 69.1 percent)