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Pressure Points: Which Patriots defenders did the best job of getting to the quarterback in the preseason?

09.03.13 at 8:30 am ET

In the 2013 preseason, the Patriots had 20 quarterback hits and 13 sacks as a team. Based on gamebooks, here’€™s a quick look at some pass-rush numbers for the Patriots from the recently concluded preseason:

Quarterback hits
Michael Buchanan 3
Chandler Jones 3
Dane Fletcher 2
Brandon Spikes 2
Rob Ninkovch 2
Marcus Benard 2
Justin Francis 1
Joe Vellano 1
Tommy Kelly 1
Marcus Forston 1
Jeff Tarpinian 1
Scott Vallone 1

Buchanan 2.5 (11.5 yards)
Benard 2 (17 yards)
Spikes 2 (11 yards)
Kelly 1.5 (9.5 yards)
Ninkovich 1.5 (9.5 yards)
Vallone 1 (9 yards)
Vellano 1 (7 yards)
Jones 1 (4 yards)
Tarpinian 0.5 (3.5 yards)

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