Penalty watch: Holding on D dominates

September, 27, 2012
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The Patriots were flagged for 10 accepted penalties in Sunday's loss to the Ravens, and had another penalty declined. The 11 total penalties were easily a season-high, even though some of them were questionable.

The breakdown of the season (includes declined penalties):

[+] EnlargeRob Gronkowski
AP Photo/Wade PayneRob Gronkowski has been flagged three times in three weeks.
Penalty count
Rob Gronkowski -- 3
Brandon Spikes -- 3
Julian Edelman -- 2
Niko Koutouvides -- 2
Jerod Mayo -- 2
Devin McCourty -- 2
Danny Aiken -- 1
Kyle Arrington -- 1
Marquice Cole -- 1
Ras-I Dowling -- 1
Steve Gregory -- 1
Chandler Jones -- 1
Sterling Moore -- 1
Donald Thomas -- 1
Vince Wilfork -- 1

Most called penalties
Defensive holding -- 5
Defensive pass interference -- 4
False start -- 2
Offensive holding -- 2
Special teams illegal block above waist -- 2
Encroachment -- 1
Offensive pass interference -- 1
Offside -- 1
Personal foul -- 1
Roughing the passer -- 1
Special teams false start -- 1
Special teams illegal formation -- 1
Special teams offsides -- 1

Drawn holding penalties
Jermaine Cunningham -- 2
Devin McCourty (1 defense, 1 special teams) -- 2
Vince Wilfork -- 2
Kyle Arrington (special teams/KO coverage)-- 1
Rob Gronkowski -- 1
Chandler Jones -- 1
Brandon Lloyd -- 1

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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