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NFL: Most Sacks in a Single Super Bowl Game

Darnell Dockett Sacks Ben Roethlisberger In Super Bowl XLIII

Darnell Dockett Sacks Ben Roethlisberger In Super Bowl XLIII

Let’s clear some of the fog on Super Bowl sacks. Hidden in yesterday’s post – all-time (or career) Super Bowl sack leaders – is today’s whole list, another led by the Pittsburgh SteelersL.C. Greenwood.

Greenwood sacked Roger Staubach four times in Super Bowl X.

More recently, the Arizona CardinalsDarnell Dockett recorded three sacks in Super Bowl XLIII – in a losing effort. He’s tied with two Green Bay Packer Hall of Famers, Willie Davis and Reggie White.

Finally, there’s Tom Keating‘s 2.5 in II.

Another 24 players had two sacks in the Big Game. You can see them all at today’s source: pro-football-reference.com, where I punched this query into the play index.

  PLAYER POS. SB SACKS SB (SEASON) TEAM OPPONENT SACKED QB
1. L.C. Greenwood DE 4.0 X (1975) Pittsburgh Steelers* Dallas Cowboys Roger Staubach
2. Willie Davis DE 3.0 II (1967) Green Bay Packers* Oakland Raiders Daryle Lamonica
2. Darnell Dockett DT 3.0 XLIII (2008) Arizona Cardinals Pittsburgh Steelers Ben Roethlisberger
2. Reggie White DE 3.0 XXXI (1996) Green Bay Packers* New England Patriots Drew Bledsoe
5. Tom Keating DT 2.5 II (1967) Oakland Raiders Green Bay Packers Bart Starr

* Won Super Bowl

Photo: Chris McGrath, Getty via zimbio.com

L.C. Greenwood and the Most Sacks in Super Bowl History

PLAYER SUPER BOWL SACKS POS. TEAM SUPER BOWL (SEASON, SACKS) CAREER SPAN
1. L.C. Greenwood 5.0 DE Pittsburgh Steelers X (1975, 4.0); XIII (1978, 1.0) 1969-1981
2. Willie Davis 4.5 DE Green Bay Packers I (1966, 1.5); II (1967, 3.0) 1958-1969
2. Charles Haley 4.5 LB-DE San Francisco 49ers, Dallas Cowboys XXIII (SF, 1988, 2.0); XXVII (DAL, 1992, 1.0); XXVIII (DAL, 1993, 0.5); XXX (DAL, 1995, 1.0) 1986-1999
4. Justin Tuck 4.0 DE New York Giants XLII (2007, 2.0); XLVI (2011, 2.0) 2005-Present
4. Randy White 4.0 DT Dallas Cowboys X (1975, 2.0); XII (1977, 1.0); XIII (1978, 1.0) 1975-1988
6. Tedy Bruschi 3.0 LB New England Patriots XXXI (1996, 2.0); XXXIX (2004, 1.0) 1996-2008
6. Darnell Dockett 3.0 DT Arizona Cardinals XLIII (2008, 3.0) 2004-Present
6. Manny Fernandez 3.0 DT Miami Dolphins VI (1971, 1.0); VII (1972, 1.0); VIII (1973, 1.0) 1968-1975
6. Steve Furness 3.0 DT-DE Pittsburgh Steelers X (1975, 1.0); XIII (1978, 1.0); XIV (1979, 1.0) 1972-1981
6. Leonard Marshall 3.0 DE New York Giants XXI (1986, 2.0); XXV (1990, 1.0) 1983-1994
6. Harvey Martin 3.0 DE Dallas Cowboys XII (1977, 2.0); XIII (1978, 1.0) 1973-1983
6. Willie McGinest 3.0 DE-LB New England Patriots XXXI (1996, 1.0); XXXVI (2001, 1.0); XXXVIII (2003, 1.0) 1994-2008
6. Alan Page 3.0 DT Minnesota Vikings VIII (1973, 1.0); IX (1974, 1.0); XI (1976, 1.0) 1967-1981
6. Danny Stubbs 3.0 DE San Francisco 49ers XXIII (1988, 1.0); XXIV (1989, 2.0) 1988-1998
6. Mike Vrabel 3.0 LB New England Patriots XXXVIII (2003, 2.0); XXXIX (2004, 1.0) 1997-2010
6. Dwight White 3.0 DE Pittsburgh Steelers X (1975, 2.0); XIII (1978, 1.0) 1971-1980
6. Reggie White 3.0 DE Green Bay Packers XXXI (1996, 3.0) 1985-2000
6. LaMarr Woodley 3.0 LB Pittsburgh Steelers XLIII (2008, 2.0); XLV (2010, 1.0) 2007-Present
6. Jeff Wright 3.0 NT Buffalo Bills XXV (1990, 1.0); XXVII (1993, 2.0) 1988-1994
20. Tom Keating
2.5 DT Oakland Raiders
II (1967, 2.5)
1964-1975
20. Dexter Manley 2.5 DE Washington Redskins XVII (1982, 1.0); XXII (1987, 1.5) 1981-1991
20. Michael Strahan 2.5 DE New York Giants XXXV (2000, 1.5); XLII (2007, 1.0) 1993-2007

 

Real Madrid, Manchester United and the 20 Highest Earning Football Clubs in the World (2014)

The Richest Football Club In 2013-14, Real Madrid (Again)

The Richest Football Club In 2013-14, Real Madrid (Again)

Real Madrid made more money last season than any other football club in the world. The Whites were the only club to bring in over $600 million in revenue in 2013-14, according to financial and accounting consulting firm, Deloitte, which has published its annual revenue analysis since 1997-98.

Madrid has also been the No. 1 most valuable sports team in the world for several years running, according to business magazine, Forbes.

They and four other clubs – Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and the sole French rep below, Paris Saint-Germain – topped the half-billion dollar mark in total grosses.

English clubs make up five of the top 10 highest makers and eight of the top 20. Add Spanish (3), Italian (4) and German (3) teams to the mix and you’ve got 18 of the top 20.

Who’s the 20th squad, then? A bit of a surprise. It’s Turkey’s Galatasaray.

FOOTBALL CLUB NICKNAME(S) COUNTRY REVENUE (MILLIONS, $)^ REVENUE (MILLIONS, EUROS)
1. Real Madrid Whites, Vikings, Meringues Spain 626.4 549.5
2. Manchester United Red Devils England 590.5 518.0
3. Bayern Munich Reds, FC Hollywood Germany 555.8 487.5
4. Barcelona Scarlet and Blues, Barca Spain 552.4 484.6
5. Paris Saint-Germain Red and Blues, Parisians France 540.6 474.2
6. Manchester City Sky Blues, City, Citizens England 472.4 414.4
7. Chelsea Blues, Pensioners England 442.2 387.9
8. Arsenal Gunners England 409.6 359.3
9. Liverpool Reds England 348.7 305.9
10. Juventus White-Blacks, Zebras, The Old Lady, Humpbacks Italy 318.5 279.4
11. Borussia Dortmund Black and Yellows Germany 298.1 261.5
12. Milan Red and Blacks, The Devil Italy 284.7 249.7
13. Tottenham Lilywhites, Spurs England 246.0 215.8
14. Schalke 04 Royal Blues, Miners Germany 243.8 213.9
15. Atlético Madrid Red and Whites, Mattress Makers Spain 193.7 169.9
16. Napoli Blues, Little Donkeys Italy 187.9 164.8
17. Internazionale Black and Blues Italy 187.0 164.0
18. Galatasaray Cim Bom Bom, Lions Turkey 184.6 161.9
19. Newcastle United Magpies, Toon England 176.8 155.1
20. Everton Blues, Toffees, School of Science, Dogs of War England 164.3 144.1

^ Used today’s Euro:Dollar conversion rate of 1:1.14.

Photo: Deri Gustiawan via footballpixel.com

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