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Following the flags: Tracking Patriots penalties for 2013 season

09.09.13 at 11:00 pm ET

In their regular season opener, the Patriots were flagged for four penalties for 36 yards. Here’€™s a breakdown of the calls that went against the Patriots on Sunday, not including penalties that were declined or offset:

Most penalized players, listed by total flags and with total yardage lost:
CB Alfonzo Dennard: one penalty (unnecessary roughness), 15 yards
LB Jerod Mayo: one penalty (unnecessary roughness), 15 yards
OL Dan Connolly: one penalty (false start), 5 yards
OL Marcus Cannon: one penalty (false start), 1 yard

Most penalized by position
Cornerback: 15 yards
Linebacker: 15 yards
Offensive line: 6 yards

Most frequently called penalties
False start: Two
Unnecessary roughness: Two

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