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Looking closer at turnover differential

11/26/2012

Bill Belichick often says that no statistic correlates more to winning than turnovers.

Along those lines, the Patriots rank first in the NFL in the all-important turnover differential stat at plus-24 (32 takeaways, 8 giveaways).

Top-6 turnover differential:

1. New England -- Plus-24 (32/8)

2. Chicago -- Plus-13 (33/20)

3. N.Y. Giants -- Plus-13 (29/16)

5t. Baltimore -- Plus-12 (21/9)

5t. Washington --Plus-12 (22/10)

6. Tampa Bay -- Plus-11 (22/11)

Combined record: 43-23

Bottom-6 turnover differential

32. Kansas City -- Minus-21 (11/32)

30t. Philadelphia -- Minus-14 (10/24)*

30t. Indianapolis -- Minus-14 (7/21)

29. Dallas -- Minus-11 (12/23)

27t. Pittsburgh -- Minus-10 (10/20)

27t. Miami -- Minus-10 (11/21)

Combined record: 27-38

* plays tonight, so stat through just 10 games.