Final regular season stat check


Here’s a look at how the Patriots finished in a number of team statistics:

Total offense: 2nd, 428.0 yards per game (1st, New Orleans 467.1)
Rushing: 20th, 110.3 YPG (1st, Denver 164.5)
Passing: 2nd, 317.8 YPG (1st, New Orleans 334.2)

First downs per game: 2nd, 24.9 (1st, New Orleans 26.0)
3rd-down efficiency: 5th, 45.9 percent (1st, New Orleans 56.7)
Points per game: 3rd, 32.1 (1st, Green Bay 35.0)

Red-zone offense: 2nd, 65.3 percent touchdown rate – 47 TD/72 opportunities (1st, Jets 65.5 percent touchdown rate – 36 TD/55 opportunities)


Total defense: 31st, 411.1 yards per game (1st, Pittsburgh 271.8)
Rushing: 17th, 117.1 YPG (1st, San Francisco 77.3)
Passing: 31st, 293.9 YPG (1st, Pittsburgh 171.9)

First downs allowed per game: 32nd, 23.1 (1st, Pittsburgh 16.5)
3rd-down defense: 28th, 43.1 percent (1st, Arizona 31.4 percent)
Points per game: 15th, 21.4 (1st, Pittsburgh 14.2)


Red-zone defense: T-21st, 55.7 percent touchdown rate – 34 TD allowed/61 opportunities (1st, Baltimore 38.1 percent touchdown rate – 16 TD allowed/42 opportunities)

Points per game differential: 3rd, 10.7 (1st, New Orleans 13.0)
Takeaway/giveaway: 3rd, plus-17 – 34 takeaways, 17 giveaways (1st, San Francisco plus-28 – 38 takeaways, 10 giveaways)

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