Pats Stats Check-In: Rushing to improve


Ten weeks of 2023 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 Patriots (2-8) 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 in the loss to the Colts in Germany, New England’s red zone offense’s ranking took a major hit dropping from 4th in the NFL to 14th in one week. … One of the bright spots in the international loss to Indy was the rushing attack that churned out a season-high 167 yards, with Rhamondre Stevenson topping 80 yards on the ground for the second straight week. With those efforts, Stevenson has jumped up to 20th in the league in rushing. … Mac Jones’ hideous interception at the goal line in Germany was his 10th of the season, behind only Buffalo’s Josh Allen for most in the NFL. … Bryce Baringer had another impressive day booming the ball against the Colts, the rookie now consistently moving up the NFL punting rankings each week to where he’s 15th in gross average and 17th in net average. … After holding Jonathan Taylor and the Colts in check, New England has a top-10 rush defense, one of the stronger areas on the team.

Points Scored (NFL rank) 14.1 (31st)
Points Allowed 23.8 (23rd)
Point Differential minus-97 (30th)

Total Offense 294.5 (26th)
Rush Offense 94.9 (26th)
Pass Offense 199.6 (22nd)
Third Down 34.1% (26th)
Red Zone 54.5% (t-14th)

Total Defense 326.5 (16th)
Rush Defense 97.7 (9th)
Pass Defense 228.8 (t-18th)
Third Down 39.6% (17th)
Red Zone 45.5% (8th)

Turnover Differential minus-6 (t-29th)
Giveaways 16 (t-24th)
Takeaways 10 (t-23rd)

Mac Jones
Attempts 324 (8th)
Completions 212 (t-10th)
Passing Yards 2,031 (19th)
Comp. Pct. 65.4 (20th)
Touchdowns 10 (t-19th)
Interceptions 10 (t-31st)
Rating 80.2 (27th)
3rd Down Rating 66.0 (27th)

Rhamondre Stevenson
Rushing attempts 126 (13th)
Rushing Yards 482 (20th)
Avg. 3.8 (31st)
Rush TD 3 (t-18th)
Scrimmage Yards 711 (26th)
Points, non-kicker 18 (t-67th)
Targets 45 (t-71st)
Receptions 32 (t-68th)
Rec. Yards 229 (t-106th)
Avg. 7.2 (128th)
First Downs 33 (t-30th)

Ezekiel Elliott
Rushing attempts 86 (t-36th)
Rushing Yards 331 (38th)
Avg. 3.8 (30th)
Rushing TD 2 (t-26th)

Kendrick Bourne
Targets 55 (t-49th)
Receptions 37 (t-46th)
Rec. Yards 406 (58th)
Avg. 11.0 (73rd)
TD 4 (t-16th)
Points, non-kicker 24 (t-38th)

Hunter Henry
Targets 45 (t-71st)
Receptions 30 (t-75th)
Rec. Yards 298 (88th)
Avg. 9.9 (91st)
TD 3 (t-33rd)
Points, non-kicker 18 (t-67th)

JuJu Smith-Schuster
Targets 34 (t-110th)
Receptions 22 (t-112th)
Yards 149 (138th)
Avg. 6.8 (134th)
TD 1 (t-82nd)

Bryce Baringer
Net Punting Avg. 41.9 (17th)
Gross Punting Avg. 48.1 (15th)

Chad Ryland
Points, kicker 49 (31st)
FGA 17 (t-23rd)
FGM 12 (t-29th)
KO Touchbacks 25 (27th)

Kyle Dugger 2 (t-19th)
Myles Bryant 1 (t-51st)
Christian Gonzalez 1 (t-51st)
Jabrill Peppers 1 (t-51st)
Jahlani Tavai 1 (t-51st)

Matthew Judon 4.0 (t-54th))
Christian Barmore 3.0 (t-82nd)
Ja’Whaun Bentley 3.0 (t-82nd)

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