Mac Jones-led Patriots’ red zone woes rank worse by the week


Thirteen weeks of NFL action are in the books and clear 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 last-place Patriots (6-6) are doing statistically in a variety of areas, both on a team level and as individuals.

Pats’ stats analysis: Thanks to going 0-for-4 in the red zone over the last two weeks of losing, New England is now tied with Denver for the worst red zone offense in the NFL. … Under Mac Jones’ leadership the offense also continues to struggle on third down, where it ranks 25th in the league. … Defensively, though New England ranks tied for 7th in the league in points allowed, the unit has been more mediocre in terms of success on third down (19th) and in the red zone (tied for 16th). … Individually Jones ranks in the bottom third of the league in most areas, although his 68.1 completion percentage is No. 3 in the NFL. … Rhamondre Stevenson is the lone real bright spot on the offense, ranking 12th in the NFL in total yards from scrimmage while leading the Patriots with 56 catches on the year. … While Matthew Judon has been stuck on 13 sacks for the last couple weeks, a number that now ranks second in the NFL, Josh Uche has improved to by far a career-best seven sacks, tied for 22nd in the NFL. … Patriots fans know this already, but rookie Marcus Jones has been one of the best returners in the NFL, ranking second in punt return average and fourth on kickoff returns.

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Points Scored (NFL rank) 20.8 (20th)
Points Allowed 18.8 (t-7th)
Point Differential plus-23 (9th)

Total Offense 318.9 (24th)
Rush Offense 104.9 (23rd)
Pass Offense 214.0 (20th)
Third Down 36.2% (25th)
Red Zone 37.5% (t-31st)

Total Defense 311.8 (7th)
Rush Defense 111.2 (11th)
Pass Defense 200.6 (9th)
Third Down 40.4% (19th)
Red Zone 55.6% (t-16th)

Turnover Differential plus-2 (t-10th)
Giveaways 17 (23rd)
Takeaways 19 (t-7th)
Interceptions 12 (t-4th)

Mac Jones
Attempts 270 (26th)
Completions 184 (t-25th)
Passing Yards 1,963 (26th)
Completion Percentage 68.1 (3rd)
Touchdowns 7 (30th)
Interceptions 7 (t-15th)
Rating 87.0 (24th)

Damien Harris
Rushing attempts 84 (47th)
Rushing Yards 383 (44th)
Avg. 4.6 (24th)
Rush TD 3 (t-29th)

Rhamondre Stevenson
Rushing attempts 161 (12th)
Rushing Yards 734 (15th)
Avg. 4.5 (25th)
Rush TD 4 (t-17th)
Receptions 56 (t-26th)
Rec. Yards 383 (76th)
TD Rec. 1 (t-100th)
First Downs 52 (t-15th)
Scrimmage Yds. 1,117 (12th)
Pts. Non-K 30 (t-42nd)

Jakobi Meyers
Receptions 50 (t-36th)
Rec. Yards 593 (35th)
Avg. 11.9 (60th)
TD 3 (t-37th)

Jake Bailey
Net Punting Avg. 35.3 (31st)
Gross Punting Avg. 42.1 (31st)
Kickoff Touchbacks 28 (t-22nd)

Jonathan Jones 3 (t-10th)
Jack Jones 2 (t-26th)
Devin McCourty 2 (t-26th)
Jalen Mills 2 (t-26th)
Ja’Whaun Bentley 1 (t-66th)
Myles Bryant 1 (t-66th)
Kyle Dugger 1 (t-66th)

Matthew Judon 13.0 (2nd)
Josh Uche 7.0 (t-22nd)
Deatrich Wise Jr. 6.5 (t-27th)

Marcus Jones
Kickoff return Avg. 25.1 (4th)
Punt return Avg. 14.7 (2nd)

Nick Folk
Points, kicker 99 (5th)
Field goals made 25 (t-1st)
Field goals attempted 30 (t-1st)

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