It seems that many in the media and some fans dwell on the least meaningful stats and that is yards per game on both offense and defense. Here are some stat's that are the most meaningful and usually tell the story about a team, IMVHO. Points scored: Patriots 299 - #1 in the NFL Points allowed: Patriots 201- tied for #13 in the NFL Give away- take away: Patriots are +16 which is #1 in the NFL Red Zone offense: Patriots- 93% which is #6 in the NFL Red Zone defenseatriots - 81.5% which is #19 in the NFL So by looking at those stat's you can usually tell which teams are a top contenders and which teams are not. Certainly there is room for improvement in both points allowed and red zone defense. But I do get kind of sick hearing and reading about ypg, as if that is the most important thing. Thoughts.