The Pats are 11th in the league in points/game. They are near the bottom of the league in giveaways, which means their point total understates the success of the offense. They are also near the bottom of the league in takeaways, which ALSO means their point total understates the success of the offense. (E.g., if they had a net turnover differential of 0 at 10 each rather than 6 each, they'd probably both have scored and yielded more points, all else being equal.) They rely a lot on the running game, which may skew things slightly in the direction of fewer possessions/game. They've been fortunate enough to have some kneel-down situations where they might have scored if they'd needed to. 5-8 on FGs suggests STs cost them a few points. If you give them back just 3 pts/game for those factors, they're back up to 7th in the league in scoring. What's all the crying about again?