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Tackles: ILB Spikes is productive

When updating the 2010 Patriots tackle leaderboard, rookie inside linebacker Brandon Spikes stood out this week. Spikes was credited with seven tackles in Monday's win over the Jets (based on coaches' tabulations).

Considering that he played 23 of 65 snaps in the game, he recorded one tackle almost every three plays. The performance vaults him past safety Patrick Chung into the No. 2 spot.

A look at the team's tackle 2010 leaderboard:

LB Jerod Mayo -- 157 tackles (95 solo, 62 assisted)

ILB Brandon Spikes -- 71 tackles (41 solo, 30 assisted)

S Patrick Chung -- 69 tackles (52 solo, 17 assisted)

DL Vince Wilfork -- 65 tackles (37 solo, 28 assisted)

CB Devin McCourty -- 62 tackles (53 solo, 9 assisted)

S Brandon Meriweather -- 55 tackles (39 solo, 16 assisted)

S James Sanders -- 53 tackles (36 solo, 17 assisted)

CB Kyle Arrington -- 51 tackles (38 solo, 13 assisted)

LB Gary Guyton -- 43 tackles (33 solo, 10 assisted)

OLB Rob Ninkovich -- 42 tackles (23 solo, 19 assisted)