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Where Patriots rank in key NFL stats

A look at where the Patriots rank in key statistical categories through 15 games into the NFL season:

Points scored

7th (26.6 per game)

Last week: 8th (26.0 per game)

Points allowed

4th (16.7 per game)

Last week: Tied-3rd (17.4 per game)

Third down offense

9th (86 of 196, 43.9 percent)

Last week: 8th (80 of 186, 43 percent)

Third down defense

11th (69 of 187, 36.9 percent)

Last week: 14th (65 of 176, 36.9 percent)

Turnover margin

8th (Plus-7, 27 takeaways, 20 giveaways)

Last week: Tied-7th (Plus-6, 25 takeaways, 19 giveaways)

Red zone offense (based on TD percentage)

17th (32 of 63, 50.8 percent)

Last week: 20th (28 of 57, 49.1 percent)

Red zone defense (based on TD percentage)

23rd (opponents are 19 of 34, 55.9 percent)

Last week: 25th (opponents are 18 of 32, 56.3 percent)