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Stat check: 3rd down D impressive

A weekly look at where the Patriots rank in key statistical areas:

Points scored

3rd -- 38

Points against

T-16th -- 24

Third-down offense

T-3rd -- 8/13 (61.5%)

Third-down defense

T-4th -- 2/14 (14.3%)

Turnover differential

T-12th -- 0 (1 takeaway/1 giveaway)

Red zone offense

T-5th -- 4 touchdowns/6 trips

Red zone defense

T-11th -- 3 touchdowns/6 trips