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Following the flags: Tracking Patriots penalties for 2013 postseason

01.22.14 at 3:32 pm ET
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During the 2013 postseason, the Patriots were flagged for 6 penalties for a total of 50 yards. Here’€™€™€™s a breakdown of the calls that went against New England, not including penalties that were declined or offset:

Most penalized players, listed by total flags and with total yardage lost:
S Tavon Wilson: one penalty (illegal block above the waist–special teams), 10 yards
ST/WR Matthew Slater: one penalty (illegal block above the waist–special teams), 10 yards
LB Ja’Gared Davis: one penalty (illegal block above the waist–special teams), 10 yards
TE Michael Hoomanawanui (offensive pass interference), 10 yards
P Ryan Allen: one penalty (delay of game–special teams), 5 yards
CB Logan Ryan: one penalty (defensive holding), 5 yards

Most penalized by position:
Safety: 10 yards
Special teamer/wide receiver: 10 yards
Linebacker: 10 yards
Tight end: 10 yards
Punter: 5 yards
Cornerback: 5 yards

Most frequently called penalties
Illegal block above the waist: 3
Offensive pass interference: 1
Delay of game: 1
Defensive holding: 1

By way of comparison, here’s a look at the penalty breakdown for the Patriots over the course of the 2013 regular season.

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