Statistically the Patriots are a tale of two teams


Eleven 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 Patriots (6-4) are doing statistically in a variety of areas, both on a team level and as individuals.

Pats’ stats analysis: The chasm between the production and rankings of the Patriots’ offense and defense continues to grow. New England’s offense is in the bottom-third of the NFL in most areas, most notably the 31st-ranked red zone efficiency in football. Meanwhile the defense is now a top-5 unit in terms of both yards (4th) and points allowed (2nd). … Mac Jones’ sophomore season leaves a lot to be desired, but after completing 85-percent of his passes in the windy win over the Jets, Jones’ ranks 5th in the NFL in completion percentage (68.7) on the season. Otherwise, Jones ranks in the bottom-five in most statistical areas. … Despite a tough day running the ball against New York, Rhamondre Stevenson remains one of the more productive all around running backs in the NFL, ranking tied for 13th in yards from scrimmage on the season. … Despite his electric, season-saving 84-yard punt return for a touchdown to beat the Jets – the first punt return for a TD in the NFL this season -- Marcus Jones is second in the league in punt return average. … Matthew Judon continues to pace NFL pass rushers, his career-best 13 sacks 2.5 more than San Francisco’s Nick Bosa.

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Points Scored (NFL rank) 21.3 (20th)
Points Allowed 16.9 (2nd)
Point Differential plus-44 (8th)

Total Offense 317.6 (25th)
Rush Offense 115.4 (17th)
Pass Offense 202.2 (24th)
Third Down 37.7% (22nd)
Red Zone 42.9% (31st)

Total Defense 302.8 (4th)
Rush Defense 114.5 (12th)
Pass Defense 188.3 (4th)
Third Down 36.9% (9th)
Red Zone 50.0% (t-6th)
Turnover Differential EVEN (t-16th)
Giveaways 17 (29th)
Takeaways 17 (t-5th)

Mac Jones
Attempts 195 (30th)
Completions 134 (29th)
Passing Yards 1,386 (29th)
Completion Percentage 68.7 (5th)
Touchdowns 4 (t-34th)
Interceptions 7 (t-19th)
Rating 80.8 (28th)

Damien Harris
Rushing attempts 79 (43rd)
Rushing Yards 367 (41st)
Avg. 4.6 (21st)
Rush TD 3 (t-25th)

Rhamondre Stevenson
Rushing attempts 144 (12th)
Rushing Yards 644 (15th)
Avg. 4.5 (27th)
Rush TD 4 (t-16th)
Receptions 41 (t-45th)
Rec. Yards 283 (92nd)
First Downs 43 (t-18th)
Scrimmage Yds. 927 (t-13th)

Jakobi Meyers
Receptions 44 (t-36th)
Rec. Yards 509 (33rd)
Avg. 11.6 (58th)
TD 3 (t-29th)

Jake Bailey
Net Punting Avg. 35.3 (31st)
Gross Punting Avg. 42.1 (31st)
Kickoff Touchbacks 28 (t-16th)

Jack Jones 2 (t-21st)
Jonathan Jones 2 (t-21st)
Devin McCourty 2 (t-21st)
Jalen Mills 2 (t-21st)
Ja’Whaun Bentley 1 (t-52nd)
Myles Bryant 1 (t-52nd)
Kyle Dugger 1 (t-52nd)

Matthew Judon 13.0 (1st))
Deatrich Wise Jr. 6.5 (t-20th)

Marcus Jones
Kickoff return Avg. 24.3 (2nd)
Punt return Avg. 16.6 (2nd)

Nick Folk
Points, kicker 81 (t-5th)
Field goals made 20 (t-4th)
Field goals attempted 24 (t-2nd)

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