How they ranked

With the regular season concluded, here is how the Patriots finished among statistical league rankings. The top five in each category are listed, with the Patriots included wherever they ranked.

POINTS PER GAME
1. Saints, 31.9
2. Vikings, 29.4
3. Packers, 28.8
4. Chargers, 28.4
5. Eagles, 26.8
6. Patriots, 26.7

POINTS ALLOWED PER GAME
1. Jets, 14.8
2. Cowboys, 15.6
3. Ravens, 16.3
4. 49ers, 17.6
5. Patriots, 17.8

YARDS PER GAME

1. Saints, 403.8
2. Cowboys, 399.4
3. Patriots, 397.3
4. Texans, 383.1
5. Vikings, 379.6

YARDS ALLOWED PER GAME
1. Jets, 252.3
2. Packers, 284.4
3. Ravens, 300.5
4. Bengals, 301.4
5. Steelers, 305.3
11. Patriots, 320.2

RUSH YARDS
1. Jets, 2,756
2. Titans, 2,592
3. Panthers, 2,498
4. Dolphins, 2,231
5. Ravens, 2,200
12. Patriots, 1,921

RUSH YARDS ALLOWED
1. Packers, 1,333
2. Vikings, 1,394
3. Steelers, 1,438
4. Cowboys, 1,438
5. Ravens, 1,448
13. Patriots, 1,768

PASS YARDS
1. Texans, 4,654
2. Colts, 4,515
3. Patriots, 4,436
4. Saints, 4,355
5. Chargers, 4,355

PASS YARDS ALLOWED
1. Jets, 2,459
2. Bills, 2,948
3. Broncos, 2,9814. Panthers, 3,056
5. Packers, 3,218
12. Patriots, 3,355

FIRST DOWNS

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1. Patriots, 373
2. Saints, 348
3. Vikings, 343
4. Texans, 340
5. Colts, 339

FIRST DOWNS ALLOWED
1. Jets, 237
2. Vikings, 271
3. Packers, 272
4. Steelers, 274
5. Bengals, 276
10t. Patriots, 289

TURNOVERS COMMITTED
1. Packers, 16
2. Chargers, 17
3. Vikings, 18
4. Cowboys, 19
5. Ravens, 22
5. Patriots, 22

TURNOVERS FORCED
1. Packers, 40
2. Saints, 39
3. Eagles, 38
4. Panthers, 37
5. Bills, 33
5. 49ers, 33
12t. Patriots, 28

SACKS ALLOWED
1. Colts, 13
2. Titans, 15
3. Patriots, 18
4. Saints, 20
5. Texans, 25

SACKS
1. Vikings, 48
2. Steelers, 47
3. Dolphins, 44
3. Eagles, 44
3. 49ers, 44
23t. Patriots, 31

THIRD-DOWN CONVERSION RATE
1. Colts, 49.2 percent
2. Dolphins, 49
3. Packers, 47
4. Jaguars, 45.1
5. Vikings, 44.8
8. Patriots, 43.7

THIRD-DOWN CONVERSION RATE AGAINST
1. Jets, 31.5 percent
2. Eagles, 33
3. Vikings, 34.5
4. Dolphins, 34.8
5. Cowboys, 35
12. Patriots, 37.1

FOURTH-DOWN CONVERSION RATE
1. Jets, 75 percent
2. Dolphins, 72.2
3. Bengals, 71.4
4. Falcons, 69.6
5. Browns, 66.7
5. Texans, 66.7
14t. Patriots, 50

FOURTH-DOWN CONVERSION RATE AGAINST
1. Redskins, 23.5 percent
2. Colts, 31.6
3. Jets, 36.8
4. Packers, 40
4. 49ers, 40
13. Patriots, 47.6

PENALTIES
1. Jaguars, 70
2. Colts, 74
3. Browns, 77
4. Falcons, 78
4. Dolphins, 78
4. Chargers, 78
7. Patriots, 81