New York Giants defensive end MICHAEL STRAHAN leads the NFL with 21.5 sacks
and needs one more this Sunday against Green Bay to break the NFL all-time
single-season record held by former New York Jets defensive end MARK
GASTINEAU (22.0 in 1984).
Strahan's sack total is the second most ever in a season since sacks became
an official statistic in 1982.
Strahan has already broken the Giants' team sack record of 20.5 by LAWRENCE
TAYLOR in 1986. He also set this year the NFL record for most sacks in a
five-game span with 12.5 from Weeks 3-7. Strahan is the first player to record at least 20.0 sacks in a season since DERRICK THOMAS had 20.0 in 1990, and the first with at least 21.0 since CHRIS DOLEMAN's 21.0 in 1989.
Strahan has had three games with at least 3.0 sacks, including 3.5 last week
against Philadelphia. He set a career-high with 4.0 sacks against St. Louis
in Week 5. He has seven games with at least 1.5 sacks, and since beginning
the season with two no-sack games, Strahan has been shut out only once,
against Minnesota in Week 10.