Pressure Points: Which New England defenders have done the best job of getting after the quarterback through eight games?
|11.09.11 at 9:05 am ET|
According to official NFL gamebooks, opposing quarterbacks have 324 dropbacks against the Patriots through eight games this season, and have been hit by New England defenders a total of 40 times, to go along with 15 sacks (25th in the league). Here’s a breakdown of who has been getting to the quarterback for the Patriots through eight games:
Defensive end Andre Carter: Eight
Defensive end/linebacker Mark Anderson: Six
Defensive lineman Vince Wilfork: Six
Linebacker Dane Fletcher: Four
Linebacker Rob Ninkovich: Four
Defensive lineman Myron Pryor: Three
Defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth: Two
Defensive lineman Kyle Love: Two
Defensive lineman Shaun Ellis: One
Defensive lineman Gerard Warren: One
Safety Pat Chung: One
Linebacker Brandon Spikes: One
Cornerback Phillip Adams: One
Mike Wright: 0.5
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