NFL: Top 10 Players with the Most Sacks in a Single Game (Defense)
You can also check out one of the more popular posts on the site: NFL Quarterbacks That Have Been Sacked the Most (All-Time).
And, thanks to Aaron Rodgers‘ eight sack night Monday, we whipped up, The Top 10 Quarterbacks Sacked the Most in a Single Game.
But what about the flip side of that last one? What defensive players had the most quarterback-terrorizing games in NFL history? Here are the top 10 single-game sackers ever, led by Derrick Thomas, the only player to execute seven sacks in sixty minutes.
There he is again in second, with a six-sack game, too.
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|1.||Derrick Thomas||7.0||Kansas City Chiefs||Seattle Seahawks||Nov. 11, 1990|
|2.||Fred Dean||6.0||San Francisco 49ers||New Orleans Saints||Nov. 13, 1983|
|2.||Osi Umenyiora||6.0||New York Giants||Philadelphia Eagles||Sep. 30, 2007|
|2.||Derrick Thomas||6.0||Kansas City Chiefs||Oakland Raiders||Sep. 6, 1998|
|3.||William Gay||5.5||Detroit Lions||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Sep. 4, 1983|
|4.||Vonnie Holliday||5.0||Green Bay Packers||Buffalo Bills||Dec. 22, 2002|
|4.||Leslie O’Neal||5.0||San Diego Chargers||Dallas Cowboys||Nov. 16, 1986|
|4.||Chuck Smith||5.0||Atlanta Falcons||New Orleans Saints||Oct. 12, 1997|
|4.||Gary Jeter||5.0||Los Angeles Rams||Los Angeles Raiders||Sep. 18, 1988|
|4.||Howie Long||5.0||Los Angeles Raiders||Washington Redskins||Oct. 2, 1983|
|4.||Randy Holloway||5.0||Minnesota Vikings||Atlanta Falcons||Sep. 16, 1984|
|4.||Antwan Odom||5.0||Cincinnati Bengals||Green Bay Packers||Sep. 20, 2009|
|4.||Jim Jeffcoat||5.0||Dallas Cowboys||Washington Redskins||Nov. 10, 1985|