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Mankins' 7 penalties tied for team lead

12/10/2009

One week after not being flagged for an accepted penalty against the Saints, the Patriots had six accepted penalties in Sunday’s loss to the Dolphins. Four of them came in the third quarter.

The breakdown: Vince Wilfork (personal foul), Benjamin Watson (false start), Logan Mankins (offensive holding), Jonathan Wilhite (defensive pass interference), Sam Aiken (offensive pass interference), Kyle Arrington (special teams illegal motion).

Also, linebacker Pierre Woods had a running-into-the-kicker penalty that was offset by a Dolphins penalty.

On the season, the Patriots have 65 accepted penalties.

Here is the weekly Patriots penalty leaderboard, which includes declined and offsetting infractions:

Penalty leaders:

QB Tom Brady – 7

G Logan Mankins – 7

C Dan Koppen – 5

G Stephen Neal – 5

CB Leigh Bodden – 4

WR Sam Aiken – 3

TE Chris Baker – 3

CB Darius Butler – 3

S Bret Lockett – 3

OLB Adalius Thomas – 3

TE Benjamin Watson – 3

NT Vince Wilfork – 3

LB Pierre Woods – 3

Penalty count:

False start – 12

Holding (offense) -- 9

Delay of game (offense) – 6

Pass interference (defense) – 5

Pass interference (offense) – 4

Roughing the passer – 4

Holding (defense) – 3

Offside (defense) – 3