Pair of Patriots led the league in pressures from 0-tech

The Patriots defensive ingenuity meant good things for Trey Flowers and Alan Branch in 2016. PFF premium stats show how must the two offered.

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Pair of Patriots led the league in pressures from 0-tech


Patriots defensive ingenuity leads to a pair of interior lineman leading the league in a key pass rush stat by a wide margin.

  • With 18 total pressures, Trey Flowers led all defensive lineman when rushing the quarterback from 0-technique – at just 270 pounds.
  • Flowers converted 44.4 percent of his pressures into QB hits or sacks, first in the NFL from 0-tech.
  • Flowers’ pass-rush productivity of 11.6 from 0-tech was second in the league with at least 60 pass-rush snaps.
  • Alan Branch was second in the league with 17 total pressures from 0-technique; the next-closest player had just 10.

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