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Updating base vs. sub defensive stats

As part of monitoring a growing trend in recent years for the Patriots -- the defense playing more in space in sub packages (5 or more defensive backs) -- let's update the numbers after Sunday's win over the Bills:

vs. Bills

Sub: 62 of 81

Base: 17 of 81

Short-yardage: 2 of 81

at Rams

Base: 39 of 63

Sub: 24 of 63

Short-yardage: 0 of 63

vs. Jets

Base: 50 of 84

Sub: 32 of 84

Short-yardage: 2 of 84

at Seahawks

Base: 40 of 56

Sub: 16 of 56

Short-yardage: 0 of 56

vs. Broncos

Sub: 60 of 66

Base: 5 of 66

Short-yardage: 1 of 66

at Bills

Sub: 58 of 71

Base: 13 of 71

Short-yardage: 0 of 71

at Ravens

Base: 37 of 73

Sub: 36 of 73

Short-yardage: 0 of 73

vs. Cardinals

Sub: 30 of 64

Base: 29 of 64

Short-yardage: 5 of 64

at Titans

Sub: 42 of 65

Base: 21 of 65

Short-yardage: 2 of 65

ANALYSIS: This puts the nine-game total at 57.7 percent in sub packages (360 of 623, including penalties). The Patriots had been trending more toward the base in the three previous games, but given the spread style that the Bills play, it was no surprise to see the sub numbers spike on Sunday.