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Mayo on pace for 208 tackles

Patriots inside linebacker Jerod Mayo, who was credited by coaches with 19 tackles in last Sunday's win over the Ravens, is on pace for a 208-tackle season.

That is a statistic that jumps off the page.

Mayo's tackle stats have spiked over the last two games as he has broken a Week 3 tie with safety Patrick Chung to take a decisive lead on the tackle leaderboard (based on coaches' film review):

LB Jerod Mayo -- 65 tackles (43 solo, 22 assisted)

S Patrick Chung -- 44 tackles (31 solo, 13 assisted)

ILB Brandon Spikes -- 33 tackles (20 solo, 13 assisted)

CB Devin McCourty -- 26 tackles (20 solo, 6 assisted)

OLB Rob Ninkovich -- 25 tackles (16 solo, 9 assisted)

CB Kyle Arrington -- 23 tackles (17 solo, 6 assisted)

DL Vince Wilfork -- 23 tackles (12 solo, 11 assisted)