2nd Half of the Season: How Does the Patriots Defense Compare? - Pats Pulpit Another Pats fan posted this in the gang green forums game discussion and I didn't see it here. I know the Pats have been damn good since week 8, but wow. I'm impressed. The most surprising stat in my opinion is 2nd in sacks since that game. Alot of the other stats I sort of expected, like first in turnovers, but the sacks jumped out at me. I guess I shouldn't be too surprised though when we play with the lead as often as we do, more pass attempts = more chances for a sack/int. Still some very cool stuff and it really shows how we've evolved since week 1, I'd like to see a side-by-side comparison of the first half vs the second half stats if anyone could dig that up.