Stat check: Turnover differential the key

October, 15, 2013
10/15/13
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A look at the 5-1 New England Patriots in our weekly "stat check," while also bringing Sunday's opponent -- the 3-3 New York Jets -- into the discussion:

Points scored
This week: 22nd (20.8)
Last week: 24th (19.0)
Last season: 1st (34.8)
Jets in 2013: 29th (17.3)

Points against
This week:
4th (16.1)
Last week: 2nd (14.0)
Last season: Tied-9th (20.6)
Jets in 2013: 15th (22.5)

Third-down offense
This week:
18th (34 of 93, 36.6 percent)
Last week: 17th (29 of 78, 37.2 percent)
Last season: 1st (110 of 226, 48.7 percent)
Jets in 2013: 19th (31 of 85, 36.5 percent)

Third-down defense
This week:
12th (32 of 88, 36.4 percent)
Last week: 12th (27 of 74, 36.5 percent)
Last season: 22nd (82 of 205, 40.0 percent)
Jets in 2013: 14th (36 of 98, 36.7 percent)

Turnover differential
This week: Tied-6th (plus-5, 12 takeaways, 7 giveaways)
Last week: Tied-6th (plus-4, 10 takeaways, 6 giveaways)
Last season: 1st (plus-25, 41 takeaways, 16 giveaways)
Jets in 2013: 30th (minus-11, 3 takeaways, 14 giveaways)

Red zone offense (based on TD percentage)
This week: 30th (9 of 22)
Last week: 31st (6 of 17)
Last season: 1st (49 of 70)
Jets in 2013: 25th (6 of 13)

Red zone defense (based on TD percentage)
This week: Tied-8th (7 of 17)
Last week: 7th (5 of 14)
Last season: 13th (24 of 46)
Jets in 2013: 11th (9 of 20)

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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