"Yeah, if we ever have injuries at receiver or tight end or need guys there I guess we can call on Rob," Patriots receiver Wes Welker said. "He has great hands. He had a great game, and everything that was in the air he pounced on."
How rare is it for any player to have a pair of interceptions and a sack in a game? Ninkovich was the first to do it this year.
Green Bay Packers cornerback Charles Woodson was the only one to do it last year, and he was the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year while Ninkovich was compiling a grand total of 10 tackles for the season.
A two-interception, one-sack game has been recorded once before in Patriots history: by Otis Smith in 2002.