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Stat check: 3rd down D drops

A look at where the Patriots rank in key statistical categories, while adding where the Giants also rank in those areas:

Points scored

This week: 5th -- 28.8 avg.

Last week: 4th -- 30.8 avg.

Giants: 10th -- 24.8 avg.

Points against

This week: 17th -- 22.8 avg.

Last week: tied-15th -- 22.5 avg.

Giants: 21st -- 23.4 avg.

Third-down offense

This week: 4th -- 40 of 79 (50.6%)

Last week: 3rd -- 37 of 69 (53.6%)

Giants: 20th -- 31 of 89 (34.8%)

Third-down defense

This week: 30th -- 41 of 89 (46.1%)

Last week: 23rd -- 31 of 73 (42.5%)

Giants: 9th -- 34 of 98 (34.7%)

Turnover differential

This week: Tied-11th -- Plus-2 (12 takeaways, 10 giveaways)

Last week: Tied-13th -- Plus-1 (11 takeaways, 10 giveaways)

Giants: 6th -- Plus-5 (14 takeaways, 9 giveaways)

Red zone offense (TD percentage)

This week: 3rd (21 touchdowns/32 trips)

Last week: 5th (19 touchdowns/30 trips)

Giants: 5th (14 touchdowns/22 trips)

Red zone defense

This week: Tied-13th (15 touchdowns/29 trips)

Last week: Tied-20th (13 touchdowns/24 trips)

Giants: Tied-13th (13 touchdowns/26 trips)