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Pressure Points: Which Pats defenders have done best job getting after QB in 2012?

12.24.12 at 1:16 pm ET
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Through 15 games, the Patriots have 58 quarterback hits and 30 sacks as a team (tied for 22nd in the league). Based on gamebooks, here’€™s a quick look at some pass-rush numbers for the Patriots to this point in the 2012 season:

Quarterback hits
DE Rob Ninkovich: 12
DE Chandler Jones: 10
LB Dont’€™a Hightower: Eight
DE Jermaine Cunningham: Six
LB Jerod Mayo: Five
DL Justin Francis: Four
LB Brandon Spikes: Four
DE Trevor Scott: Four
DL Vince Wilfork: Two
DL Brandon Deaderick: One
DL Kyle Love: One
CB Kyle Arrington: One

Sacks
Ninkovich: 8.5 (51 yards)
Jones: 6 (33 yards)
Hightower: 4 (21 yards)
Mayo: 3 (24 yards)
Cunningham: 2.5 (21 yards)
Scott: 2.5 (4 yards)
Wilfork: 2 (30 yards)
Love: 1.5 (4 yards)

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