Delay penalties put Brady in top spot

November, 26, 2009
11/26/09
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The Patriots were flagged for six accepted penalties last Sunday against the Jets, upping their season total to 59.

That means the Patriots have topped their penalty total from all 16 games last season, when they set the NFL record for fewest accepted penalties in a 16-game season with 57. In comparison to other NFL teams, the Patriots’ 59 accepted penalties are tied for 15th fewest through 10 games.

The total does not include eight penalties that were declined, as well as two offsetting penalties.

Penalty leaders:
QB Tom Brady – 6
G Logan Mankins – 6
C Dan Koppen – 5
G Stephen Neal – 5
CB Leigh Bodden – 4
TE Chris Baker – 3
CB Darius Butler – 3
S Bret Lockett – 3
OLB Adalius Thomas – 3

Penalty count:
False start – 11
Holding (offense) -- 8
Delay of game (offense) – 6
Pass interference (defense) -- 4
Roughing the passer – 4
Holding (defense) – 3
Offside (defense) – 3
Pass interference (offense) – 3

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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