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Colts NFL Rankings Compared With The Patriots, through Week 9

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Mike Reiss (ESPNBoston) looks at where the Colts rank in key statistical categories through Week 9, comparing it to the Patriots: Points scored Tied-5th (27.1 per game) Patriots ranking: 3rd (28.1 per game) Points allowed 1st (13.5 per game) Patriots ranking: 2nd (14.3 per game) Third down offense 1st (52 of 102, 51 percent) Patriots ranking: 6th (49 of 109, 45 percent) Third down defense 30th (52 of 118, 44.1 percent) Patriots ranking: 20th (39 of 100, 39 percent) Turnover margin 5th (Plus-7, 15 takeaways, 8 giveaways) Patriots ranking: Tied-3rd (Plus-8, 15 takeaways, 7 giveaways) Red zone offense (based on TD percentage) 13th (16 of 29, 55.2 percent) Patriots ranking: 26th (15 of 34, 44.1 percent) Red zone defense (based on TD percentage) 18th (9 of 17, 52.9 percent) Patriots ranking: Tied-25th (10 of 17, 58.8 percent)