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The Jets' penalty scorecard

One area the New York Jets need to clean up is penalties. After six games, they have 45 penalties, an average of 7.5 per game. Not good. A year ago, they averaged 5.5 per game.

The most penalized player on the team? Antonio Cromartie, who has cost the team a total of 67 yards.

Who are the culprits? Here's a breakdown:

OFFENSE

LG Matt Slauson -- 4 for 31 yards

WR Braylon Edwards -- 3 for 28 (plus one declined)

WR Santonio Holmes -- 2 for 20

LT D'Brickashaw Ferguson -- 2 for 15

RG Brandon Moore -- 1 for 10

C Nick Mangold -- 1 for 10

TE Dustin Keller -- 1 for 10 (plus one declined)

QB Mark Sanchez -- 1 for 10

FB Tony Richardson -- 1 for 10

RT Damien Woody -- 1 for 5 (plus one declined)

FB John Conner -- 1 for 5

Gold stars (not penalized): WR Jerricho Cotchery, RB LaDainian Tomlinson, RB Shonn Greene, TE Ben Hartsock and WR Brad Smith.

DEFENSE

CB Antonio Cromartie -- 5 for 62 yards

CB Kyle Wilson -- 3 for 54

S Jim Leonhard -- 1 for 15 (plus one offset)

LB Calvin Pace -- 1 for 15

LB Bart Scott -- 1 for 15

S Eric Smith -- 1 for 15

S Brodney Pool -- 1 for 8

LB Jason Taylor -- 1 for 5

DT Mike DeVito -- 1 for 5

DT Trevor Pryce -- 1 for 5

DE Shaun Ellis -- 1 for 5

CB Drew Coleman -- 1 for 5

CB Darrelle Revis -- 0 (one declined)

Gold stars: LB David Harris, LB Bryan Thomas, DT Sione Pouha

SPECIAL TEAMS

Wayne Hunter -- 2 for 20 yards

Marquice Cole -- 1 for 10

Braylon Edwards -- 1 for 10

Antonio Cromartie -- 1 for 5

Mike DeVito -- 1 for 5

Steve Weatherford -- 1 for 5