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    Updated stats....

    Stat check: Lots of improvement

    December, 28, 2010

    By Mike Reiss

    A look at where the Patriots rank in key statistical categories through 15 games, while noting the wide gap in turnover differential and an improving scoring and red-zone defense:

    Points scored
    This week:
    1st (32.0 avg.)
    Last week: 1st (31.8 avg.)

    Points allowed
    This week:
    13th (20.4 avg.)
    Last week: 16th (21.6 avg.)

    Third-down offense
    This week:
    3rd (84 of 180, 46.7 percent)
    Last week: 3rd (76 of 163, 46.6 percent)

    Third-down defense
    This week:
    32nd (95 of 197, 48.2 percent)
    Last week: 32nd (92 of 187, 49.2 percent)

    Turnover differential
    This week:
    1st (Plus-27, 36 take-aways, 9 give-aways)
    Last week: 1st (Plus-20 -- 29 take-aways, 9 give-aways)
    (* The next best teams are at Plus-14 -- the Eagles & Steelers)

    Red-zone offense (TD percentage)
    This week:
    3rd (39 TDs in 61 trips, 63.9 percent)
    Last week: 3rd (36 TDs in 56 trips, 64.3 percent)

    Red-zone defense (opponents' TD percentage)
    This week:
    17th (27 TDs in 50 trips, 54.0 percent)
    Last week: 24th (27 TDs in 47 trips, 57.4 percent)
     
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    Re: Updated stats....

    Great news.  January and February will be fun.
     
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    Re: Updated stats....

    The only stat that matters: the Patriots are tops in the NFL in December offense (points scored) and defense (points allowed)
     
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    In Response to Re: Updated stats....:
    [QUOTE]The only stat that matters: the Patriots are tops in the NFL in December offense (points scored) and defense (points allowed)
    Posted by apdynasty23[/QUOTE]

    I knew you would love the thread...lol
     
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    In Response to Re: Updated stats....:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Updated stats.... : I knew you would love the thread...lol
    Posted by Rocky[/QUOTE]

    Of course! I just can't take two weeks of irrelevant/nonexistent Patriots football. Divisional Weekend can't get here soon enough...
     

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