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

11.15.11 at 9:43 am ET

According to official NFL gamebooks, opposing quarterbacks have 363 dropbacks against the Patriots through nine games this season, and have been hit by New England defenders a total of 49 times, to go along with 20 sacks (20th in the league). Here’€™s a breakdown of who has been getting to the quarterback for the Patriots through nine games:

Quarterback hits:
Defensive end Andre Carter: 16
Defensive end/linebacker Mark Anderson: Seven
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

Carter: 9
Anderson: 5
Ninkovich: 1.5
Wilfork: 1.5
Chung: One
Love: One
Pryor: 0.5
Mike Wright: 0.5

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