Running the numbers


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Last week, we gave you a look at where the Patriots stacked up statistically, despite having just a two-week sample size. Now, we’ve got a little more to work with.

You would’ve thought playing Buffalo might’ve helped some pretty ugly defensive numbers, and … Uh-uh. New England actually dropped a spot in total defense.

Here’s the full rundown on where the Patriots rank statistically, with the league leader in parentheses next to New England’s numbers …

TOTAL OFFENSE
370.7 yds/game, 7th (San Diego)

TOTAL DEFENSE
379.3 yds/game, 27th (Baltimore)

TURNOVER DIFFERENTIAL
Even, t-7th (t-Pittsburgh, Jets)

RUSHING OFFENSE
123.3 yds/game, 10th (Kansas City)

PASSING OFFENSE
247.3 yds/game, 10th (Denver)



RUSHING DEFENSE
119.0 yds/game, 20th (Chicago)

PASSING DEFENSE
260.3 yds/game, 25th (Baltimore)

RED ZONE TD PERCENTAGE — OFFENSE
63.6 percent, 8th (Philadelphia)

RED ZONE TD PERCENTAGE — DEFENSE
67.7 percent, t-23rd (Tennessee)

THIRD-DOWN EFFICIENCY — OFFENSE
58.3 percent, 1st

THIRD-DOWN EFFICIENCY — DEFENSE
50.0 percent, 30th (Baltimore)

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