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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

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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

 

Most Points Scored in an AFC or NFC Conference Championship Game

Which Team Will Score 30 Points...And Win...This Conference Championship Sunday?

Which Team Will Score 30 Points…And Win…This Conference Championship Sunday?

Score 30 points or more in a Conference Championship Game and you’re pretty much on the way to the Super Bowl – almost 100 percent of the time (it’s 94 percent actually).

Thirty-two teams have done it, and 30 of those advanced. They’re all listed below.

Score at least 40, and you’re definitely in. That’s six for six.

Score 50 (!) or more, and you’re the 1990 Buffalo Bills - the only team to run up the score that high on Conference Championship Sunday.

AFC

SEASON TEAM POINTS OPPONENT OPPONENT POINTS
1. 1990 Buffalo Bills 51 Los Angeles Raiders 3
2. 1984 Miami Dolphins 45 Pittsburgh Steelers 28
3. 2002 Oakland Raiders 41 Tennessee Titans 24
3. 2004 New England Patriots 41 Pittsburgh Steelers 27
5. 1987 Denver Broncos 38 Cleveland Browns 33
5. 2006 Indianapolis Colts 38 New England Patriots 34
7. 1989 Denver Broncos 37 Cleveland Browns 21
8. 1978 Pittsburgh Steelers 34 Houston Oilers 5
8. 1980 Oakland Raiders 34 San Diego Chargers 27
8. 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers 34 Denver Broncos 17
8. 2006 New England Patriots* 34 Indianapolis Colts 38
12. 1999 Tennessee Titans 33 Jacksonville Jaguars 14
12. 1987 Cleveland Browns* 33 Denver Broncos 38
14. 1985 New England Patriots 31 Miami Dolphins 14
15. 1983 Los Angeles Raiders 30 Seattle Seahawks 14
15. 1993 Buffalo Bills 30 Kansas City Chiefs 13
15. 2009 Indianapolis Colts 30 New York Jets 17

*

NFC

SEASON TEAM POINTS OPPONENT OPPONENT POINTS
1. 1991 Washington Redskins 41 Detroit Lions 10
1. 2000 New York Giants 41 Minnesota Vikings 0
3. 2006 Chicago Bears 39 New Orleans Saints 14
4. 1993 Dallas Cowboys 38 San Francisco 49ers 21
4. 1994 San Francisco 49ers 38 Dallas Cowboys 28
4. 1995 Dallas Cowboys 38 Green Bay Packers 27
7. 1975 Dallas Cowboys 37 Los Angeles Rams 7
8. 2005 Seattle Seahawks 34 Carolina Panthers 14
9. 2008 Arizona Cardinals 32 Philadelphia Eagles 25
10. 1982 Washington Redskins 31 Dallas Cowboys 17
10. 2009 New Orleans Saints 31 Minnesota Vikings 28
12. 1989 San Francisco 49ers 30 Los Angeles Rams 3
12. 1992 Dallas Cowboys 30 San Francisco 49ers 20
12. 1996 Green Bay Packers 30 Carolina Panthers 13
12. 1998 Atlanta Falcons 30 Minnesota Vikings 27

Want more? How about the biggest blowouts in Conference Championship Game history. Some of today’s games make that list, too.

* Loss

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