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Pressure Points: Which New England defenders have done the best job of getting to the quarterback through 11 games?

11.29.11 at 7:30 pm ET

According to official NFL gamebooks, opposing quarterbacks have 449 dropbacks against the Patriots through 11 games this season, and have been hit by New England defenders a total of 60 times, to go along with 25 sacks (tied for 14th in the league). Here’€™s a breakdown of who has been getting to the quarterback for the Patriots through 11 games:

Quarterback hits:
Defensive end Andre Carter: 19
Defensive end/linebacker Mark Anderson: Nine
Linebacker Rob Ninkovich: Seven
Defensive lineman Vince Wilfork: Six
Linebacker Dane Fletcher: Four
Defensive lineman Myron Pryor: Three
Defensive lineman Kyle Love: Three
Defensive lineman Albert Haynesworth: Two
Defensive lineman Gerard Warren: Two
Defensive lineman Shaun Ellis: One
Safety Pat Chung: One
Linebacker Brandon Spikes: One
Cornerback Phillip Adams: One
Linebacker Jerod Mayo: One

Carter: 9 (65 yards)
Anderson: 7 (49 yards)
Ninkovich: 3.5 (12 yards)
Love: Two (11 yards)
Wilfork: 1.5 (10.5 yards)
Chung: One (3 yards)
Pryor: 0.5 (4.5 yards)
Mike Wright: 0.5 (4 yards)

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