Pats DE Ninkovich has nose for finding the ball

Updated: January 17, 2013, 6:38 PM ET
Associated Press

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Rob Ninkovich has a knack for forcing fumbles. He's also pretty good at recovering them.

He even does both on the same play.

"That's hustle," Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty said. "Rob's a guy whose engine's always going."

It was really revving last Sunday when the defensive end dropped into the middle of the field late in the third quarter and intercepted a pass by Houston's Matt Schaub in New England's 41-28 divisional playoff win over the Texans.

And ...

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