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Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Charting hits on Brady

By Mike Reiss

A look at the sacks/hits that quarterback Tom Brady has absorbed this season (QB hits charted by in-game statisticians):

at Dolphins: 1 sack/2 quarterback hits
vs. Chargers: 2 sacks/5 quarterback hits
at Bills: 0 sacks/4 quarterback hits
at Raiders: 1 sack/4 quarterback hits
vs. Jets: 4 sacks/5 quarterback hits
vs. Cowboys: 3 sacks/8 quarterback hits
at Steelers: 3 sacks/4 quarterback hits
vs. Giants: 2 sacks/3 quarterback hits
at Jets: 0 sacks/1 quarterback hit
vs. Chiefs: 3 sacks/6 quarterback hits
at Eagles: 1 sack/2 quarterback hits
vs. Colts: 1 sack/4 quarterback hits
at Redskins: 1 sack/6 quarterback hits
at Broncos: 2 sacks/3 quarterback hits
vs. Dolphins: 4 sacks/8 quarterback hits

The Patriots rank 6th in the NFL in fewest sacks allowed per pass play (28 in 604). According to in-game statisticians, Brady has absorbed 65 quarterback hits this season, an average of slightly more than four per game.