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Stat check: Contrast on 3rd down

A look at where the Patriots rank in key NFL statistical categories after 11 weeks:

Points scored

This week: 1st (28.9 avg.)

Last week: 1st (28.6 avg.)

Points allowed

This week: 23rd (24.2 avg.)

Last week: 24th (23.7 avg.)

Third-down offense

This week: 5th (52 of 116, 44.8 percent)

Last week: 7th (45 of 105, 42.9 percent)

Third-down defense

This week: 32nd (68 of 134, 50.7 percent)

Last week: 32nd (57 of 120, 47.5 percent)

Turnover differential

This week: 4th (Plus-9 -- 18 take-aways, 9 give-aways)

Last week: Tied-4th (Plus-6 -- 15 take-aways, 9 give-aways)

Red-zone offense (TD percentage)

This week: Tied-9th (23 TDs in 39 trips, 59 percent)

Last week: 9th (21 TDs in 36 trips, 58.3 percent)

Red-zone defense (opponents' TD percentage)

This week: 26th (21 TDs in 34 trips, 61.8 percent)

Last week: 23rd (17 TDs in 30 trips, 56.7 percent)