By the Numbers: 2013 New England Patriots final regular season stats and milestones


While we are waiting for the Patriots to play again, here is a look at their 2013 statistics and rankings, along with a few milestones.


2013 NFL Offensive Stats and Rankings

Points Scored: 444, or 27.8 per game (3rd)
Total Yards: 6,152, or 385 per game (7th)
3rd Down: 83-221, 37.6% (15th)
Red Zone (TD): 55.4% (15th)
First Downs: 378, or 23.6 per game (2nd)
Yards per Play: 5.4 (11th)
Yards per Drive: 33.7 (7th)
Yards per Point: 13.9 (9th)
Points per Drive: 2.21 (6th)
Three and Out: 37-201, 18.4% (3rd fewest)
Offensive Penalties: 40 (5th fewest)
Offensive DVOA: +16.4% (4th)
Turnovers (Giveaways): 20 (T-8th)
Points off Giveaways: 64 (8th fewest)

Net Passing Yards: 4,087, or 255 per game (10th)
Yards per Pass Attempt: 6.9 (17th)
Completion Percentage: 60.5% (16th)
Passer Rating: 87.3 (15th)
Touchdown Passes: 25 (T-13th)
Interceptions: 11, (T-7th fewest)
TD-Interceptions: +14, 25:11 (T-9th)
Sacks Allowed: 40 (T-12th fewest)
Sack Yardage Lost: 256 yards (13th)
Passing DVOA: +28.1% (7th)

Rushing Yards: 2,065, or 129 per game (9th)
Yards per Carry: 4.39 (9th)
Rushing Touchdowns: 19 (T-2nd)
Stuffed (loss or zero gain): 33-470, -65 yards; 7.0% (4th lowest)
Rushing DVOA: +7.0% (6th)


2013 NFL Defensive Stats and Rankings

Points Allowed: 338, or 21.1 per game (10th)
Yards Allowed: 5,969, or 373 per game (26th)
Third Down: 98-232, 42.2% (26th)
Red Zone (TD): 56.0% (16th)
First Downs: 338, or 21.1 per game (26th)
Yards per Play: 5.3 (16th)
Yards per Drive: 31.1 (19th)
Yards per Point: 17.7 (5th)
Points per Drive: 1.72 (8th)
Defensive DVOA: +4.1% (21st)
Turnovers (Takeaways): 29 (T-10th)
Points off Takeaways: 106 (4th)

Net Passing Yardage: 3,824, or 239 per game (18th)
Yards per Pass Attempt: 7.0 (13th)
Completion Percentage: 57.0% (4th)
Opponent Passer Rating: 81.0 (9th)
Touchdown Passes Allowed: 25 (T-14th)
Interceptions: 17 (T-12th)
TD-Interceptions: -8, 25:17 (T-14th)
Sacks: 48 (5th)
Sack Yardage Lost: 313 (6th)
Passing DVOA: +3.9% (14th)

Rushing Yards: 2,145, or 134 per game (30th)
Yards per Carry: 4.46 (24th)
Rushing Touchdowns: 11 (T-11th)
Stuffed (loss or zero gain): 33-470, 7.0% (29th)
Rushing DVOA: +4.3% (27th)



Win-Loss Differential: +8 (T-3rd)
Points Differential: +106 (8th)
Turnover Differential: +9 (8th)
First Downs Differential: +40 (7th)
Penalties Differential: +41, or 2.56 per game (2nd)
Penalty Yards Differential: +326, or 20.4 per game (2nd)

Special Teams DVOA: +6.7%, 2nd

Field Goals Made: 38 (T-1st)
Field Goal Percentage: 92.7% (T-6th)

Punts: 77, or 4.8 per game (T-14th fewest)
Gross Punting Yardage: 45.8 (14th)
Net Punting Yardage: 42.9 (7th)
Punts Inside the 20: 29 (10th)
Punt Return Yards: 221 (7th best/fewest)
Average Punt Return Allowed: 7.6 yards (9th)
Opponent Punts: 80, or 5.0 per game (T-14th)
Opp Gross Punting Yards: 44.5 (22nd/10th fewest yards)
Opp Net Punting Yards: 39.7 (23rd/9th fewest yards)
Opp Punts Inside the 20: 28 (T-13th)
Opp Avg Punt Return Allowed: 10.8 yards (22nd/11th most)

Penalty Yards Differential: 326, or 20.4 per game (2nd)
Penalties For: 110, or 6.9 per game (6th most)
Opp Penalty Yardage: 951, or 59.4 per game (7th)
Penalties Against: 69, or 4.3 per game (2nd fewest)
Penalty Yardage Against: 625, or 39.1 per game (3rd)


Julian Edelman became the third player in franchise history to eclipse the 1,000 yard mark in receiving yards in a season

2013 Team Individual Leaders

Rushing Yards: Stevan Ridley (773), LaGarrette Blount (772)
Rushing Attempts: Ridley (178), Blount (153)
Yards per Carry: Blount (5.0), Brandon Bolden (4.9)
Rushing Touchdowns: Blount (7), Ridley (7)
Rushing First Downs: Ridley (39), Blount (35)
Longest Rush: LaGarrette Blount (47)

Receptions: Julian Edelman (105), Danny Amendola (54)
Receiving Yards: Edelman (1,056), Amendola (633), Rob Gronkowski (592), Aaron Dobson (519)
Targets: Edelman (151), Amendola (83), Dobson (74), Kenbrell Thompkins (70), Shane Vereen (69)
Yards per Catch: Gronkowski (15.2), Thompkins (14.6), Dobson (14.0)
Touchdown Receptions: Edelman (6), Dobson (4), Gronkowski (4), Thompkins (4)
Receiving First Downs: Edelman (54), Amendola (37), Gronkowski (31)
Yards After Catch: Edelman (406), Vereen (246), Amendola (234), Gronkowski (213)
Receptions of 20+ Yards: Gronkowski (10), Edelman (9), Amendola (8)
Longest Reception: Aaron Dobson (81)

Sacks: Chandler Jones (11.5), Rob Ninkovich (8)
Total Tackles: Dont’a Hightower (97), Rob Ninkovich (91), Brandon Spikes (86)
Solo Tackles: Hightower (55), Steve Gregory (50), Spikes, Devin McCourty, Kyle Arrington (48)
Tackles For a Loss: Spikes (8), Chandler Jones (7), Ninkovich (6)
Sacks: Jones (11.5), Ninkovich (8.0), Chris Jones (6.0)
Interceptions: Logan Ryan (5), Aqib Talib (4), Duron Harmon (2)
Passes Defensed: Talib (13), Arrington (12), Ryan (10), McCourty (9)
Forced Fumbles: Arrington (2), McCourty (2), Ninkovich (2)
Fumbles Recovered: Nate Ebner (2), Ninkovich (2)


2013 NFL Franchise Milestones

All-Time Wins: The Patriots now have 438, passing Minnesota and Oakland this season. The club now has more victories than any other one-time AFL team, and now has the second most of any franchise to begin operations since 1960.

Winning Percentage: The Patriots are now 9th all-time at .540, passing Cleveland and Oakland to move up two notches this tear.

Years in the Playoffs: The Patriots have now made it to the post-season 21 times, which ties them for the 14th most in NFL/AFL/AAFC history.


Bill Belichick

Belichick broke his own record of consecutive seasons with ten or more wins; he now has eleven.

Career Wins: BB is now sixth all-time with 205, passing Chuck Noll and Marty Schottenheimer this year.

Games over .500: Belichick is now 102 games over .500 as a head coach, fourth best all-time; he passed Curly Lambeau and Paul Brown in that category this season.

Years in the Playoffs: Belichick is now tied for sixth with Bud Grant and Mike Holmgren with twelve; he passed Chuck Knox and Tony Dungy in that ranking this season.


Tom Brady

49,149 Passing Yards: Brady moved up two notches to seventh place, passing Vinny Testaverde and Fran Tarkenton on the all-time leader board.

4,178 Pass Completions: Brady moved into 5th place all-time, passing Drew Bledsoe, Warren Moon and John Elway this year.

359 Passing Touchdowns: Brady zipped by Tarkenton into fifth place all-time with 25 touchdowns.

42 Game-Winning Drives: The five game-winning drives gave Brady 42 for his career, moving him past Moon and within three of Brett Favre and four of Elway.

31 Fourth-Quarter Comebacks: The five 2013 comebacks moved Brady up four notches into a tie with childhood hero Joe Montana, with 31 all-time, passing Moon, Johnny Unitas, Testaverde, Tarkenton and Favre this season.


Team Franchise Milestones

Stevan Ridley now ranks 11th all-time with 2,477 yards rushing and 20 rushing touchdowns.

Rob Gronkowski now ranks 13th with 283 receptions, 12th with 3,255 receiving yards, and is tied with Gino Cappelletti for the 4th-most receiving touchdowns with 42; Gronk is now 7th all-time in club history with 43 touchdowns overall.

Julian Edelman is now 6th with 107 punt returns and 4th with 1,321 punt return yards. Edelman also became the third Patriot to receive 1,000 yards in a single season and tenth to have 1,000 yards receiving in a season; his 1,056 yards receiving is the 14th most in franchise history.

Stephen Gostkowski moved into second place all-time with 208 field goals made and into first place all-time with 399 successful extra points.




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