Pats Stats Check-In: Putting the passing woes in perspective

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It’s been 12 weeks of 2020 NFL action, and clear statistical trends have obviously taken shape for teams and players alike. As such, WEEI.com checks in each week to see how the Patriots (5-6) are doing statistically in a variety of areas, both on a team level and as individuals.

Scoring
Points Scored (NFL rank) 20.8 (27th)
Points Allowed 23.2 (12th)
Point Differential minus-26 (21st)

Offense
Total Offense 347.0 (t-21st)
Rush Offense 149.6 (5th)
Pass Offense 197.4 (29th)
Third Down 43.7% (12th)
Red Zone 57.1% (24th)

Defense
Total Defense 352.5 (16th)
Rush Defense 123.3 (21st)
Pass Defense 229.2 (14th)
Third Down 42.5% (20th)
Red Zone 62.9% (16th)

Turnover Differential Minus-1 (t-18th)
Takeaways 16 (t-12th)
Interceptions 12 (t-4th)
Giveaways 17 (t-23rd)
Interceptions thrown 13 (t-29th)

Cam Newton
Attempts 266 (27th)
Completions 178 (24th)
Passing Yards 1,984 (23rd)
Completion Percentage 66.9 (18th)
Touchdowns 4 (t-35th)
Interceptions 9 (t-23rd)
Rating 79.8 (28th)
Rushing attempts 92 (35th)
Rushing Yards 387 (t-34th)
Rush Avg. 4.2 (t-28th)
Rushing TDs 9 (t-5th)
First downs 40 (t-31st)

Damien Harris
Rushing Attempts 110 (t-23rd)
Rushing Yards 561 (20th)
Avg. 5.1 (t-7th)
TD 2 (t-36th)

Damiere Byrd
Receptions 35 (t-73rd)
Receiving Yards 502 (t-49th)
Avg. 14.3 (t-25th)

James White
Receptions 34 (t-79th)

Jakobi Meyers
Receptions 36 (t-68th)
Receiving Yards 443 (65th)
Avg. 12.3 (t-56th)

Jake Bailey
Net Punting Avg. 45.5 (2nd)
Gross Punting Avg. 48.1 (7th)
Kickoff Touchbacks 34 (t-19th)

Gunner Olszewski
KOR Avg. 23.4 (10th)

Interceptions
J.C. Jackson 6 (2nd)
Devin McCourty  2 (t-26th)
Adrian Phillips 2 (t-26th)
Stephon Gilmore 1 (t-64th)
Jonathan Jones 1 (t-64th)

Sacks
Chase Winovich 3.5 (t-55th)
Shilique Calhoun 2 (t-97th)
John Simon 2 (t-97th)

Defensive Fumble Recoveries
J.C. Jackson 2 (t-2nd)
Lawrence Guy 1 (t-26th)
Deatrich Wise Jr. 1 (t-26th)