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Stat check: Third-down D slips

Coming off the bye, a look at the Patriots in our weekly "stat check", while also bringing Sunday's opponent -- the Indianapolis Colts -- into the discusssion:

Points scored

This week: 1st (33.2)

Colts: 22nd (20.6)

Points against

This week: Tied-15th (22.3)

Colts: Tied-15th (22.3)

Third-down offense

This week: 2nd (64 of 129, 49.6 percent)

Colts: 7th (55 of 133, 43.6 percent)

Third-down defense

This week: 31st (50 of 112, 44.6 percent)

Colts: 12th (41 of 110, 37.3 percent)

Turnover differential

This week: 1st (Plus-16 -- 23 takeaways, 7 giveaways)

Colts: Tied-28th (Minus-9, 6 takeaways, 15 giveaways)

Red-zone offense (based on TD percentage)

This week: 6th (28 of 43, 65.1 percent)

Colts: 22nd (14 of 30, 46.7 percent)

Red-zone defense (based on TD percentage)

This week: Tied-19th (15 of 27, 55.6 percent)

Colts: Tied-26th (17 of 27, 63.0 percent)