Running the numbers


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It’s awfully early, and we’re using a pretty small sample size, but through two weeks, we have some stats telling you where each team stacks up. So here is where the Patriots stand in several major categories (league leader in parentheses) …

TOTAL OFFENSE
333.5 yds/game, 13th (Houston)

TOTAL DEFENSE
382.0 yds/game, 26th (Tennessee)

TURNOVER DIFFERENTIAL
Minus-1, t-17th (Pittsburgh)

RUSHING OFFENSE
85.0 yds/game, 24th (Houston)

PASSING OFFENSE
248.5 yds/game, 9th (Indianapolis)

RUSHING DEFENSE
111.5 yds/game, 15th (Chicago)

PASSING DEFENSE
270.5 yds/game, 28th (Tennessee)


RED ZONE TD PERCENTAGE — OFFENSE
50.0 percent, t-16th (Buffalo, Detroit)

RED ZONE TD PERCENTAGE — DEFENSE
83.3 percent, t-30th (Atlanta, Baltimore)

THIRD-DOWN EFFICIENCY — OFFENSE
58.3 percent, 1st

THIRD-DOWN EFFICIENCY — DEFENSE
50.0 percent, t-29th (Baltimore

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