The Patriots’ top-ranked offense has owed much of its success to its efficiency on third down, which leads the league at 53.2 percent (83 of 156). “I think, ultimately, it comes down to execution,’’ said coach Bill Belichick. “Some of that, of course, is the situation that you’re in. Nobody in the league is converting 50 percent of 10-plusses. You put yourself in enough long yardage situations, you won’t convert them.”
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