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Pressure Points: Which Pats defenders did best job getting after QB in 2012 postseason?

Posted By Christopher Price On January 22, 2013 @ 9:43 pm In General | 1 Comment

The Patriots finished the 2012 postseason with 8 quarterback hits and 3 sacks as a team. Based on gamebooks, here’€™s a quick look at some pass-rush numbers for the Patriots in their two playoff games:

Quarterback hits
Rob Ninkovich [1]: Three
Dont’a Hightower: One
Justin Francis [2]: One
Jerod Mayo [3]: One
Brandon Spikes [4]: One
Vince Wilfork [5]: One

Sacks
Ninkovich: Two (five yards)
Team: One (nine yards)

Over the course of the 2012 regular season, the Patriots had 66 quarterback hits and 37 sacks.


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