Stat check: Season review

January, 1, 2013
A look at the Patriots in our weekly "stat check", highlighting where they finished in a number of statistical categories at the end of the 2012 regular season.

Points scored
Final rank: 1st (34.8)

Points against
Final rank: Tied 9th (20.7)

Total offense
Final rank: 1st (427.9 yards per game)

Total defense
Final rank: 25th (373.3 yards per game)

Rushing offense
Final rank: 7th (136.5 yards per game)

Rushing defense
Final rank: 9th (101.9 yards per game)

Passing offense
Final rank: 4th (291.4 yards per game)

Passing defense
Final rank: 29th (271.4 yards per game)

Third-down offense
Final rank: 1st (110 of 226, 48.7 percent)

Third-down defense
Final rank: Tied 25th (82 of 205, 40.0 percent)

Turnover differential
Final rank: 1st (Plus-25 -- 41 takeaways, 16 giveaways)

Red-zone offense (based on TD percentage)
Final rank: 1st (49 of 70, 70.0 percent)

Red-zone defense (based on TD percentage)
Final rank: 13th (24 of 46, 52.2 percent)
Field Yates has previous experience interning with the New England Patriots on both their coaching and scouting staffs. A graduate of Wesleyan University (CT), he is a regular contributor to ESPN Boston's Patriots coverage and ESPN Insider.



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