Mayo's tackle total rises again

As he usually does in every game, Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo played every snap against the San Diego Chargers. He continues to pile up tackles.

Mayo was credited by Patriots coaches with 12 tackles, marking his third straight game with 10 or more tackles. Mayo is the first Patriot to record 10 or more tackles in three straight games since Tedy Bruschi in 2006.

Mayo is on pace for a 204-tackle season, which will be the highest Patriot total since linebacker Steve Nelson had 207 in 1984. He is also on pace to be the first Patriots player to have three consecutive 100-tackle seasons since Lawyer Milloy registered five straight 100-tackle seasons from 1997 through 2001.

The Patriots' tackle leaderboard:

LB Jerod Mayo -- 77 tackles (51 solo, 26 assisted)

S Patrick Chung -- 45 tackles (32 solo, 13 assisted)

ILB Brandon Spikes -- 36 tackles (21 solo, 15 assisted)

CB Devin McCourty -- 29 tackles (23 solo, 6 assisted)

OLB Rob Ninkovich -- 26 tackles (17 solo, 9 assisted)

CB Kyle Arrington -- 26 tackles (20 solo, 6 assisted)

DL Vince Wilfork -- 24 tackles (13 solo, 11 assisted)