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Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Tackles: Mayo & White keep No. 1 spot

By Mike Reiss

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

Defense
LB Jerod Mayo -- 75 (47 solo/28 assisted)
CB Devin McCourty -- 74 (57/17)
CB Kyle Arrington -- 68 (46/22)
DL Vince Wilfork -- 65 (37/28)
S Patrick Chung -- 60 (38/22)
DE Andre Carter -- 58 (37/21)
S James Ihedigbo -- 57 (40/17)
OLB Rob Ninkovich – 51 (39/12)
LB Brandon Spikes -- 48 (35/13)
LB Gary Guyton -- 46 (33/13)
DL Kyle Love -- 46 (26/20)

Special teams
LB Tracy White -- 14 (11/3)
WR Matthew Slater -- 13 (10/3)
CB Kyle Arrington -- 9 (6/3)
CB Antwuan Molden – 9 (7/2)
LB Jeff Tarpinian -- 8 (5/3)
S Sergio Brown -- 7 (4/3)
LB Niko Koutouvides -- 7 (6/1)

QUICK HITS: Devin McCourty's passes defended rose from 3 to 6 after his rebound second-half performance against the Redskins. Kyle Arrington leads the team with 12 passes defended. ... Andre Carter leads the team with 10 sacks and 22 quarterback hits. Carter also forced his second fumble of the season, which is a team high. ... Mark Anderson is second on the team with seven sacks and nine quarterback hits.