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REVENGE OF THE SACK KINGS
PETER KING
November 07, 2011
While overall sack totals haven't risen with the boom in the passing game, more dropbacks do provide more opportunities for the league's elite rushers. This season both DeMarcus Ware of the Cowboys and Jared Allen (left) of the Vikings are on pace to break Michael Strahan's 10-year-old single-season sack record. Philly's Jason Babin is also on target for 20 sacks, a feat accomplished only seven times since it became an official stat in 1982.
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November 07, 2011

Revenge Of The Sack Kings

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PLAYER G SACKS PROJ
DEMARCUS WARE Cowboys   7 12 27½
JASON ALLEN Vikings   8 12½ 25
MICHAEL STRAHAN Giants (2001)   16     22½
JASON BABIN Eagles   7 9 20½

While overall sack totals haven't risen with the boom in the passing game, more dropbacks do provide more opportunities for the league's elite rushers. This season both DeMarcus Ware of the Cowboys and Jared Allen (left) of the Vikings are on pace to break Michael Strahan's 10-year-old single-season sack record. Philly's Jason Babin is also on target for 20 sacks, a feat accomplished only seven times since it became an official stat in 1982.

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PROJ Projected season total for 2011; Strahan's numbers are for full season

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