Thursday, September 20, 2012
Penalty watch: Gronk & Spikes lead
By Mike Reiss
After being penalized four times in the season-opener, the Patriots were called for eight penalties in last Sunday's loss to the Cardinals. The sloppiness reflected what was an inconsistent performance.
The Patriots weren't called for an offensive or special teams penalty in the season opener, but they made up for that with a flag-filled effort in those areas.
The breakdown of the season (includes declined penalties):