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Target Practice: Who has been Tom Brady’s favorite receiver through 11 games?

11.28.11 at 7:06 pm ET
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Targets have been compiled by the NFL since the start of the 2009 season, and while it remains an imperfect stat ‘€” a badly thrown ball from a quarterback can often go against the record of the receiver as opposed to the quarterback ‘€” it remains a good indication of the confidence level a passer might have in his pass catcher. After 11 games, here’€™s a look at the target breakdown in the New England passing game for the 2011 season:

Kevin Faulk: 5 catches on 5 targets (100 percent)
BenJarvus Green-Ellis: 6 catches on 8 targets (75 percent)
Stevan Ridley: 3 catches on 4 targets (75 percent)
Wes Welker: 82 catches on 115 targets (71 percent)
Rob Gronkowski: 60 catches on 84 targets (71 percent)
Aaron Hernandez: 47 catches on 69 targets (68 percent)
Deion Branch: 45 catches on 73 targets (61 percent)
Danny Woodhead: 14 catches on 24 targets (58 percent)
Chad Ochocinco: 11 catches on 23 targets (48 percent)
Julian Edelman: 3 catches on 7 targets (43 percent)
Matthew Slater: 1 catch on 3 targets (33 percent)
Taylor Price: 0 catches on 1 target (0 percent)
Dane Fletcher: 0 catches on 1 target (0 percent)
Tiquan Underwood: 0 catches on 1 target (0 percent)

By position:
Tight end: 107 catches on 153 targets (70 percent)
Running back: 28 catches on 41 targets (68 percent)
Wide receiver: 142 catches on 224 targets (63 percent)
Other: 0 catches on 1 target (0 percent)

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