Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 10/11/12
Andy Hart dished out a couple of noteworthy stats on the Patriots defense earlier today on twitter. One thing that has been constant about the Patriots defense over the past couple of years, is well, it hasn't been that great. Of course, that's one way of looking at it.The thing that has commonly been said about the Patriots, year in year out, is that they give up a lot of yards but they get a lot of turnovers. Of course, turnovers are almost always looked at as a fluke. It's not something that fans have thought they could hold their hat on. However, maybe that's not the case.This year, the Patriots haven't exactly looked like world beaters on defense, though they've been better than the start of last year. The Patriots currently lead the league with 9 forced fumbles and they also have six interceptions.Not sustainable you say? Not so!Since 2009, the Patriots have led the league in takeaways with 114. Since Devin McCourty has entered the league - he leads the AFC with 11 interceptio...
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