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Linebacker has a sack in three consecutive game, but what is the team record and how close is he to matching it?

Can Brian Orakpo tie a team record for sacks in consecutive games? Who tops the list, and how many games is Orakpo away from tying the mark?

Tennessee Titans linebacker Brian Orakpo recorded one of the team’s five sacks last week against the Panthers and leads the team with six sacks this season.

Orakpo is currently tied for 10th place in the NFL with six sacks this season, and he is tied for third among all linebackers (7.5 by Justin Houston, 6.5 by DeMarcus Ware, 6.0 by Aaron Lynch).

Orakpo currently has at least one sack in three consecutive weeks. In the two contests leading up to Carolina, he notched a sack at Houston (Nov. 1) and added two more the following week at New Orleans (Nov. 8).

During the franchise’s “Titans era” (1999–present), there have been 12 streaks in which a player went three or more consecutive games with at least one sack. Orakpo is the first to accomplish the feat since Jurrell Casey and Ropati Pitoitua in 2013. With another sack this week, Orakpo will become the team’s only player other than Jevon Kearse since the beginning of the 1999 season to record a four-game sack streak. Kearse had four such runs, including an eight-game stretch as a rookie in 1999 with at least one sack, which tied Curley Culp’s franchise record (1974–1975).

Most consecutive games with one or more sacks in the “Titans era” (1999–present)

  PLAYER                  YEAR    CON. GAMES

1. Jevon Kearse          1999             8

2. Jevon Kearse          2003             6

3. Jevon Kearse           2000            4

4. Brian Orakpo            2015            3 (current)

3 Jurrell Casey            2013             3

3 Ropati Pitoitua          2013             3

3 Will Witherspoon       2010             3

3 Dave Ball                 2010             3

3 Jacob Ford               2008             3  

3 Dave Ball                 2008             3

3 Kyle Vanden Bosch  2007             3 

3 Jevon Kearse           2001             3

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