How did the young Pats defense do this preseason? Yeah it's preseason--it's clear the secondary is a work in progress, but it's nice to see the high sack totals. Pats ranked 5th in the league this preseason with 12 sacks. The Jets were the best in the league with 19 sacks. NFL Stats: by Team Category Pats were far and away the worst passing defense in the NFL at no. 32 giving up an astonishing 275 yds per game. The teams we expect in the top 5 were for the most part there: Ravens, Vikings, Steelers. NFL Stats: by Team Category The Pats were the worst defense statistically in the NFL this preseason, giving up 406 yds a game. The Raiders were closest with 386 yds given up. Vikings and Ravens were no. 1 and no. 2 NFL Stats: by Team Category Other stats: Pats were 13th in interceptions and 25th against the run.