Stat check: Season review

A look at the Patriots in our weekly "stat check", highlighting where they finished in a number of statistical categories at the end of the 2012 regular season.

Points scored

Final rank: 1st (34.8)

Points against

Final rank: Tied 9th (20.7)

Total offense

Final rank: 1st (427.9 yards per game)

Total defense

Final rank: 25th (373.3 yards per game)

Rushing offense

Final rank: 7th (136.5 yards per game)

Rushing defense

Final rank: 9th (101.9 yards per game)

Passing offense

Final rank: 4th (291.4 yards per game)

Passing defense

Final rank: 29th (271.4 yards per game)

Third-down offense

Final rank: 1st (110 of 226, 48.7 percent)

Third-down defense

Final rank: Tied 25th (82 of 205, 40.0 percent)

Turnover differential

Final rank: 1st (Plus-25 -- 41 takeaways, 16 giveaways)

Red-zone offense (based on TD percentage)

Final rank: 1st (49 of 70, 70.0 percent)

Red-zone defense (based on TD percentage)

Final rank: 13th (24 of 46, 52.2 percent)