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Pressure points: Which Patriot defenders have been getting after opposing quarterbacks?

09.27.11 at 9:35 am ET

According to official NFL gamebooks, opposing quarterbacks have 129 dropbacks against the Patriots through three games this season, and have been hit by New England defenders a total of 16 times, to go along with six sacks (the latter of which is tied for 20th in the league). Here’s a breakdown of who has been getting to the quarterback for the Patriots:

Quarterback hits:
Linebacker Dane Fletcher: Four
Defensive lineman Vince Wilfork: Three
Defensive lineman Myron Pryor: Three
Defensive end/linebacker Mark Anderson: Two
Linebacker Rob Ninkovich: Two
Defensive end Andre Carter: One
Safety Pat Chung: One

Anderson: Two
Chung: One
Ninkovich: One
Carter: 0.5
Wilfork: 0.5
Pryor: 0.5
Mike Wright: 0.5

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