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Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Tackles: Mayo & White lead

By Mike Reiss

A look at the weekly Patriots tackle leaderboard (based on coaches tabulations):

Defense
LB Jerod Mayo -- 67 (43 solo/24 assisted)
CB Devin McCourty -- 65 (50/15)
CB Kyle Arrington -- 62 (41/21)
S Patrick Chung -- 60 (38/22)
DL Vince Wilfork -- 59 (21/21)
S James Ihedigbo -- 52 (36/16)
DE Andre Carter -- 51 (32/19)
LB Brandon Spikes -- 48 (33/26)
LB Gary Guyton -- 46 (33/13)
OLB Rob Ninkovich – 45 (33/12)
DL Kyle Love -- 39 (25/14)

Special teams
LB Tracy White -- 13 (10/3)
WR Matthew Slater -- 12 (10/2)
CB Antwuan Molden – 9 (7/2)
LB Jeff Tarpinian -- 8 (5/3)
CB Kyle Arrington -- 8 (5/3)
S Sergio Brown -- 7 (4/3)
LB Niko Koutouvides -- 6 (5/1)

QUICK HITS: Andre Carter leads the team with 9 sacks and 19 quarterback hits. ... Kyle Arrington has a team-high 12 passes defended. ... Niko Koutouvides has made a quick rise up the special teams charts after joining the team four games ago. ... Matthew Slater and Tracy White finished 1-2 in special teams tackles last season and they're again in the top spots.