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

10.18.11 at 1:29 pm ET

According to official NFL gamebooks, opposing quarterbacks have 235 dropbacks against the Patriots through six games this season, and have been hit by New England defenders a total of 27 times, to go along with ten sacks (23rd in the league). Here’€™s a breakdown of who has been getting to the quarterback for the Patriots through six games:

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

Anderson: 3.5
Ninkovich: 1.5
Chung: One
Carter: 2.5
Wilfork: 0.5
Pryor: 0.5
Mike Wright: 0.5

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