Patriots 2012 stats leaders


Seven Patriots were recognized for their individual efforts during the 2012 season in the form of a Pro Bowl selection, although just two of them -- linebacker Jerod Mayo and special-teamer Matthew Slater -- will travel to Hawaii to play in the game this Sunday.

Quarterback Tom Brady, wide receiver Wes Welker, tight end Rob Gronkowski, guard Logan Mankins and nose tackle Vince Wilfork withdrew due to injuries.

With this in mind, below is a sampling of Patriots players who finished at or near the top in major statistical categories during the 2012 regular season:

Quarterback Tom Brady

QB Rating: 98.7 (6th)

Passing yards: 4,827 (4th)

Touchdowns: 34 (4th)

Running back Stevan Ridley

Rushing yards: 1,263 (7th)

Rushing attempts: 290 (6th)

Rushing touchdowns: 12 (T-3rd)

Rushing first downs: 82 (3rd)

Wide receiver Wes Welker

Catches: 118 (T-2nd)

Yards: 1,354 (8th)

Yards after catch: 619 (1st)

Receiving first downs: 72 (6th)

Tight end Rob Gronkowski

Receiving touchdowns: 11 (T-4th)

Center Ryan Wendell

Total snaps: 1,379 (1st)

Left tackle Nate Solder

Total snaps: 1,339 (2nd)

Kicker Stephen Gostkowski

Scoring: 153 points (1st)

Field goals made: 29 (T-8th)

Linebacker Jerod Mayo

Tackles: 147 (4th)

Defensive back Devin McCourty

Interceptions: 5 (T-7th)

Total snaps: 1,329 (3rd)

Defensive end Rob Ninkovich

Forced fumbles: 5 (T-6th)

Fumbles recovered: 4 (T-1st)

Nose tackle Vince Wilfork

Fumbles recovered: 4 (T-1st)

Linebacker Brandon Spikes

Forced fumbles: 5 (T-6th)