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Pressure Points: Which New England defenders have done the best job of getting after the quarterback through five games?

10.11.11 at 12:59 pm ET

According to official NFL gamebooks, opposing quarterbacks have 194 dropbacks against the Patriots through five games this season, and have been hit by New England defenders a total of 23 times, to go along with eight sacks (tied for 24th in the league). Here’€™s a breakdown of who has been getting to the quarterback for the Patriots through five games:

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

Anderson: 3.5
Ninkovich: 1.5
Chung: One
Carter: 0.5
Wilfork: 0.5
Pryor: 0.5
Mike Wright: 0.5

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