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Stat check: Where the Patriots rank

A look at the 7-2 New England Patriots in our weekly "stat check" as the team enters its bye week:

Points per game

This week: Second (31.2)

Last week: Third (29.75)

Last season: Third (27.75)

Points allowed per game

This week: 12th (22.0)

Last week: 14th (22.1)

Last season: 10th (21.12)

Third-down offense

This week: 16th (53 of 129, 41.1 percent)

Last week: 19th (47 of 113, 41.6 percent)

Last season: 16th (83 of 221, 37.6 percent)

Third-down defense

This week: 19th (47 of 109, 43.1 percent)

Last week: 24th (44 of 98, 44.9 percent)

Last season: 26th (98 of 232, 42.2 percent)

Turnover differential

This week: First (plus-12, 18 takeaways, 6 giveaways)

Last week: First (plus-11, 16 takeaways, 5 giveaways)

Last season: Eighth (plus-9, 29 takeaways, 20 giveaways)

Red-zone offense (based on TD percentage)

This week: 13th (21 of 36)

Last week: 18th (17 of 31)

Last season: 15th (36 of 65)

Red-zone defense (based on TD percentage)

This week: 19th (17 of 29)

Last week: 16th (14 of 25)

Last season: 16th (28 of 50)