Mac Jones’ stats continue to rise up the NFL rankings


Twelve weeks of NFL action are in the books and some statistical trends have taken hold across the league. As such, will check in each week through the remainder of the season to see how the Patriots (8-4) are doing statistically in a variety of areas, both on a team level and as individuals.

Pats stats analysis: Mac Jones is obviously the best rookie QB in the NFL, there is no debate. But with Jones now ranking in the top 10 in completion percentage (3rd), completions (7th) and yards (10th), while knocking on the door with the 13th best passer rating, he’s is starting to make a case for being one of the best quarterbacks in the game regardless of age. … The Patriots continue to have the NFL’s No. 1 defense in terms of points allowed, New England now one of just four teams (Bills, Cardinals, Bengals) ranking in the top 10 in both points scored and points allowed. … Thanks to yet another interception, J.C. Jackson is second in the NFL with seven interceptions, Dallas’ Trevon Diggs (8) the only guy with more. … Only Myles Garrett (14) and T.J. Watt (12.5) have more than Matt Judon’s career-high 11.5 sacks. … Nick Folk keeps chugging along as arguably the best kicker in the NFL, leading the league in both points (122) and field goals made (31) as he’s still yet to miss a field goal attempt inside of 50 yards on the season. … One area of concern for New England is red zone offense, the team dropping to 24th in the NFL in that area after going 2-for-5 against the Titans.

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Points Scored (NFL rank) 28.0 (7th)
Points Allowed 15.8 (1st)
Point Differential plus-146 (2nd)

Total Offense 355.3 (14th)
Rush Offense 115.3 (12th)
Pass Offense 240.0 (14th)
Third Down 45.4% (t-5th)
Red Zone 55.6% (24th)

Total Defense 316.7 (4th)
Rush Defense 115.8 (20th)
Pass Defense 200.9 (3rd)
Third Down 36.2% (6th)
Red Zone 48.4% (3rd)

Turnover Differential plus-10 (2nd)
Takeaways 25 (t-2nd)
Interceptions 19 (1st)

Mac Jones
Attempts 381 (12th)
Completions 268 (7th)
Passing Yards 2,850 (10th)
Completion Percentage 70.3 (3rd)
Touchdowns 16 (t-13th)
Interceptions 8 (t-17th)
Rating 97.1 (13th)

Damien Harris
Rushing attempts 154 (8th)
Rushing Yards 643 (14th)
Avg. 4.2 (30th)
Rush TD 8 (t-5th)
First downs 37 (t-40th)
Points, non-kicker 48 (t-12th)

Jakobi Meyers
Receptions 59 (19th)
Rec. Yards 620 (33rd)
Avg. 10.5 (82nd)
TD 1 (t-101st)

Nelson Agholor
Receptions 32 (t-80th)
Rec. Yards 416 (66th)
Avg. 13.0 (45th)
TD 3 (t-48th)

Kendrick Bourne
Receptions 42 (t-52nd)
Rec. Yards 623 (32nd)
Avg. 14.8 (19th)
TD 5 (t-18th)
Points, non-kicker 30 (t-44th)

Hunter Henry
Receptions 35 (t-69th)
Rec. Yards 394 (73rd)
Avg. 11.3 (70th)
TD 7 (t-7th)
Points, non-kicker 42 (t-20th)

Jake Bailey
Net Punting Avg. 41.0 (18th)
Gross Punting Avg. 48.5 (6th)
Kickoff Touchbacks 31 (t-18th)

J.C. Jackson 7 (2nd)
Adrian Phillips 4 (t-7th)
Kyle Dugger 3 (t-10th)
Devin McCourty  2 (t-26th)
Jamie Collins 1 (t-68th)
Jonathan Jones 1 (t-68th)
Kyle Van Noy 1 (t-68th)

Matt Judon 11.5 (3rd)
Kyle Van Noy 4 (t-47th)

Gunner Olszewski
Punt return Avg. 12.5 (2nd)

Nick Folk
Points, kicker 122 (1st)
Field goals made 31 (1st)
Field goals attempted 34 (1st)

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