Sack records

09/16/2013

The Buffalo Bills enjoyed a thrilling last-minute win over the Carolina Panthers during Week 2 action on Sunday. Rookie quarterback EJ Manuel completed his first NFL comeback drive to earn the Bills their first win of the 2013 season.

Helping the cause on the other side of the ball was defensive end Mario Williams who set a franchise record with 4.5 sacks in the win. His effort broke the mark shared by Hall of Famer Bruce Smith and linebacker Cornelius Bennett.

The following are the team-by-team records for sacks in a single game since 1982 when the sack became an official NFL statistic. Also noted in italics are record holders, if recognized by the team, for those players who accomplished the feat prior to the 1982 season.


EAST
Player Date Sacks Record owned or shared by pre-1982 player
(if recognized by team)
Buffalo Bills Mario Williams Sept. 15, 2013 4.5    
Miami Dolphins Cameron Wake Sept. 30, 2012 4.5 5.0 Bill Stanfill (twice), Vern Den Herder
New England Patriots Andre Carter Nov. 13, 2011 4.0 4.0 Julius Adams, Tony McGee, Mike Hawkins
New York Jets Mark Gastineau Nov. 6, 1983 4.0    
  Mark Gastineau Sept. 2, 1984 4.0    
  John Abraham Nov. 4, 2001 4.0    
           
NORTH
Player Date Sacks    
Baltimore Ravens Michael McCrary Nov. 8, 1998 4.0    
  Peter Boulware Jan. 7, 2002 4.0    
Cincinnati Bengals Antwan Odom Sept. 20, 2009 5.0 5.0 Eddie Edwards
Cleveland Browns Andra Davis Nov. 9, 2003 4.0 4.0 Jerry Sherk, Mack Mitchell
Pittsburgh Steelers Chad Brown Oct. 13, 1996 4.5 5.0 Joe Greene
           
SOUTH
Player Date Sacks    
Houston Texans Connor Barwin Nov. 27, 2011 4.0    
Indianapolis Colts Johnie Cooks Nov. 25, 1984 4.5    
Jacksonville Jaguars Kelvin Pritchett Oct. 5, 1997 3.0    
  John Hendrson Oct. 6, 2002 3.0    
  Paul Spicer Sept. 25, 2005 3.0    
Tennessee Titans William Fuller Nov. 28, 1993 4.0 4.0 Ed Hussman (twice), Elvin Bethea, Jesse Baker
           
WEST
Player Date Sacks    
Denver Broncos Karl Mecklenburg Sept. 15, 1985 4.0 4.0 Barney Chavous, Dave Costa, Rich Jackson
  Karl Mecklenburg Dec. 1, 1985 4.0    
  Simon Fletcher Nov. 4, 1990 4.0    
  Elvis Dumervil Sept. 20, 2009 4.0    
Kansas City Chiefs Derrick Thomas Nov. 11, 1990 7.0    
Oakland Raiders Howie Long Oct. 2, 1983 5.0    
San Diego Chargers Leslie O'Neal Nov. 16, 1986 5.0    
           
EAST
Player Date Sacks    
Dallas Cowboys Jim Jeffcoat Nov. 10, 1985 5.0 5.0 Bob Lilly
New York Giants Osi Umenyiora Sept. 30, 2007 6.0    
Philadelphia Eagles Clyde Simmons Sept. 15, 1991 4.5    
  Hugh Douglas Oct. 18, 1998 4.5    
Washington Redskins Dexter Manley Oct. 2, 1988 4.0    
  Ken Harvey Nov. 23, 1997 4.0    
  Phillip Daniels Dec. 18, 2005 4.0    
  Brian Orakpo Dec. 13, 2009 4.0    
           
NORTH
Player Date Sacks    
Chicago Bears Richard Dent Nov. 4, 1984 4.5    
  Richard Dent Dec. 27, 1987 4.5    
Detroit Lions Bill Gay Sept. 4, 1983 5.5    
Green Bay Packers Vonnie Holliday Dec. 22, 2002 5.0 5.0 Ezra Johnson, Dave Pureifory
Minnesota Vikings Randy Holloway Sept. 16, 1984 5.0    
           
SOUTH
Player Date Sacks    
Atlanta Falcons Chuck Smith Oct. 12, 1997 5.0 5.0 Claude Humphrey (twice)
Carolina Panthers Charles Johnson Sept. 30, 2012 3.5    
New Orleans Saints Rickey Jackson Dec. 14, 1986 4.0    
  Rickey Jackson Sept. 18, 1988 4.0    
  Pat Swilling Nov. 11, 1990 4.0    
  Wayne Martin Dec. 3, 1992 4.0    
  Wayne Martin Sept. 21, 1997 4.0    
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Marcus Jones Oct. 19, 2000 4.0    
  Simeon Rice Oct. 12, 2003 4.0    
           
WEST
Player Date Sacks    
Arizona Cardinals Curtis Greer Dec. 18, 1983 4.5    
San Francisco 49ers Fred Dean Nov. 13, 1983 6.0    
Seattle Seahawks Jacob Green Oct. 19, 1986 4.0    
  Michael Sinclair Sept. 8, 1996 4.0    
  Michael McCrary Dec. 22, 1996 4.0    
  Darryl Tapp Oct. 21, 2007 4.0    
  Chris Clemons Sept. 24, 2012 4.0    
St. Louis Rams Gary Jeter Sept. 18, 1988 5.0    

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