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Tackles: Spikes, Carter, Guyton climb

A weekly look at the Patriots' tackle leaderboard (as credited by coaches after film review):

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Linebacker Gary Guyton's tackle count is climbing.

Defense

CB Devin McCourty -- 35 (28 solo/7 assisted)

LB Jerod Mayo -- 28 (21/7)

S Patrick Chung -- 26 (17/9)

S Sergio Brown -- 21 (16/5)

CB Kyle Arrington -- 21 (13/8)

LB Brandon Spikes -- 20 (13/7)

DE Andre Carter -- 19 (12/7)

LB Gary Guyton -- 19 (15/4)

DL Vince Wilfork -- 17 (7/10)

Special teams

WR Matthew Slater -- 6 (5/1)

LB Tracy White -- 5 (4/1)

S Sergio Brown -- 3 (2/1)

S James Ihedigbo -- 3 (2/1)

Six tied with 2

ANALYSIS: For the second straight week, LB Brandon Spikes, DE Andre Carter and LB Gary Guyton are climbing the charts. Spikes was credited with six solo tackles against the Jets, Carter totaled eight (4 solo, 4 assisted) and Guyton -- playing in place of Jerod Mayo -- finished with nine (7 solo, 2 assisted). ... WR Matthew Slater and LB Tracy White, who finished 1-2 in special teams tackles in 2010, continue to pick up the pace. They were both credited with two special teams tackles Sunday. ... Sub-rushing DE Mark Anderson now leads the team with five quarterback hits and 3.5 sacks. ... CB Kyle Arrington holds the team leads with 5 passes defended, with CB Leigh Bodden closing the gap (4) despite playing in sub packages Sunday.