Asante Samuel on the Ball

You have probably heard that since the beginning of the 2006 season, the Eagles’ Asante Samuel leads the NFL with 38 interceptions. According to pro-football-reference.com, he also leads the league in passes defensed (102) over that time.

(And before you ask, he is tied for 60th in tackles from 2006-11 with 219.)

Here are the NFL leaders since 2006:

INTERCEPTIONS      No.            PASSES DEFENSED      No.
Asante Samuel 38   Asante Samuel     102
Charles Woodson 35   Charles Woodson 87
Ed Reed 34   Johnathan Joseph 87
DeAngelo Hall 25   Darrelle Revis 85
O.J. Atogwe 22   Carlos Rogers 83
Champ Bailey 21   DeAngelo Hall 80
Terence Newman 21   Leon Hall 78
Antonio Cromartie       21   Quentin Jammer 76

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