I received a tip from a reader (Thanks, Peter) that all 4 NFC East teams are in the Top 7 in the league in sacks. If you factor in that the Lions and Vikings have not yet had their bye week, it can be said that all 4 NFC East teams are in the TOP FIVE in sacks per game.
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DeMarcus Ware has 12 sacks on his own already. He has at least as many sacks as the Chiefs, Buccaneers, and Colts, a team with Dwight Freeney and Robert Mathis. And the crazy thing is… He doesn’t even lead the league. Jared Allen does with 12.5, although Allen has played one more game. Here are all the NFC East players with at least 4 sacks:
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I kill Osi Umenyiora quite a bit on this blog, but hey, credit where credit is due… Considering he has only played 4 games so far, those 6 sacks are pretty impressive. Of the Derrick Morgan / Brandon Graham / Jason Pierre-Paul trio, I don’t think there’s any debate anymore who got the best player there. And Jason Babin – Anyone poo pooing that signing by the Eagles anymore?
For the record, Michael Strahan’s sack record is 22.5. The all time sack record is held by Bruce Smith, with 200. Ware, as you can see, is on pace for 27 this season, and he has 92 for his career (29 years old). I think he has a real shot at catching Strahan this year, and in case you didn’t know, the Cowboys play the Giants Week 17. He has no shot at Bruce Smith though.