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Stat check: Patriots vs. Dolphins

A weekly look at where the Patriots (11-3) rank in key statistical categories, with the Dolphins (5-9) and their key stats included:

Points scored

This week: 3rd -- 31.2 avg.

Last week: 3rd -- 30.4 avg.

Dolphins: 21st -- 20.4 avg.

Points against

This week: Tied-14th -- 21.2 avg.

Last week: 14th -- 21.07 avg.

Dolphins: 5th -- 19.2 avg.

Third-down offense

This week: 5th -- 75 of 165 (45.5%)

Last week: 5th -- 70 of 153 (45.8%)

Dolphins: 29th -- 56 of 179 (31.3 %)

Third-down defense

This week: 29th -- 81 of 182 (44.5%)

Last week: 30th -- 77 of 172 (44.8 %)

Dolphins: 5th -- 62 of 191 (32.5%)

Turnover differential

This week: 3rd -- Plus-12 (28 takeaways, 16 giveaways)

Last week: 5th -- Plus-9 (25 takeaways, 16 giveaways)

Dolphins: Tied-23rd -- Minus-5 (16 takeaways, 21 giveaways)

Red zone offense (TD percentage)

This week: 2nd (40 touchdowns/63 trips)

Last week: 3rd (36 touchdowns/57 trips)

Dolphins: Tied-28th (21 touchdowns/49 trips)

Red zone defense

This week: 13th (28 touchdowns/55 trips)

Last week: 16th (26 touchdowns/52 trips)

Dolphins: Tied-5th (18 touchdowns/44 trips)