Patriots stat check after four games

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Patriots stat check after four games

Do you think Zoltan Mesko's having a shaky start to the season? He is. The Patriots are last in the AFC in punting gross and net and last in gross and 31st in net in the league.
Zoltan is last in the AFC at with a 38.6 average and a 32.6 net.

The Patriots are first in the NFL with 438.3 YPG on offense. The Ravens are second at 424.

Atlanta leads the NFL in turnover differential at 12. The Patriots are second at plus-11. The Pats have just three turnovers (two came Sunday). Atlanta, Houston and Washington have two each.

The league-wide average starting field position after kickoffs is the 21.9. The percentage of touchbacks is 88.4.

Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd are tied for 2nd in the AFC and 8th in the NFL with 25 catches. (Victor Cruz, 32, leads the NFL.)

Stephen Gostkowski is second in the NFL with 18 touchbacks.

Stevan Ridley leads the NFL with 30 first downs

Jerod Mayo is tied for 7th with 39 tackles

Stevan Ridley is tied for second in the NFL with 12 rushes of more than 10 yards. (LeSean McCoy has 13.)

Ridley is averaging 5.2 yards per carry on his first 10 runs of the game.

Brady leads the NFL in first downs thrown for when it's 3rd and 3-7 (7-9). He's second in the NFL with a 112.3 QB rating with three wideouts.

Giardi: First- and second-round pick would be ‘blockbuster’ for Garoppolo

Giardi: First- and second-round pick would be ‘blockbuster’ for Garoppolo

Rumor has it there are NFL teams willing to send a 'blockbuster trade' to the New England Patriots for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Mike Giardi describes what he thinks would be a blockbuster trade for Jimmy G.

Bennett to critics: ‘You take a paycut’

Bennett to critics: ‘You take a paycut’

Martellus Bennett is as good at Twitter as he is at football. Add to that the fact that all eyes are on whether the free agent will stay in New England and the @MartysaurusRex account becomes a must-follow. 

On Wednesday, Bennett put his powers to good use and shared a glimpse into his line of thinking regarding free agency.

Bennett, who could very well leave the Pats for more money, responded to a criticism of his desire to get paid and followed it with several more musings.