NFL Sacks Single-Season Leaders

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Leaders

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Leaders Table
Rank Player Sk Year Tm
1Michael Strahan+ (29)22.52001NYG
2Jared Allen (29)22.02011MIN
Mark Gastineau (27)22.01984NYJ
Justin Houston (25)22.02014KAN
5Chris Doleman+ (27)21.01989MIN
Reggie White+ (25)21.01987PHI
7Lawrence Taylor+ (27)20.51986NYG
J.J. Watt (23)20.52012HOU
J.J. Watt (25)20.52014HOU
10Derrick Thomas+ (23)20.01990KAN
DeMarcus Ware (26)20.02008DAL
12Tim Harris (24)19.51989GNB
Robert Mathis (32)19.52013IND
Aldon Smith (22)19.52012SFO
DeMarcus Ware (29)19.52011DAL
16Mark Gastineau (26)19.01983NYJ
Robert Quinn (23)19.02013STL
Clyde Simmons (28)19.01992PHI
Bruce Smith+ (27)19.01990BUF
20Dexter Manley (28)18.51986WAS
Von Miller (23)18.52012DEN
Michael Strahan+ (31)18.52003NYG
Jason Taylor+ (28)18.52002MIA
Andre Tippett+ (24)18.51984NWE
25Jason Babin (31)18.02011PHI
Keith Millard (27)18.01989MIN
Reggie White+ (24)18.01986PHI
Reggie White+ (26)18.01988PHI
29Fred Dean+ (31)17.51983SFO
Richard Dent+ (23)17.51984CHI
Bryce Paup (27)17.51995BUF
Joey Porter (31)17.52008MIA
J.J. Watt (26)17.52015HOU
34Kevin Carter (25)17.01999STL
Richard Dent+ (24)17.01985CHI
Elvis Dumervil (25)17.02009DEN
Elvis Dumervil (30)17.02014BAL
La'Roi Glover (26)17.02000NOR
Tim Harris (27)17.01992SFO
Shawne Merriman (22)17.02006SDG
Leslie O'Neal (28)17.01992SDG
Pat Swilling (26)17.01991NOR
43John Abraham (30)16.52008ATL
Trace Armstrong (34)16.52000MIA
Kevin Greene+ (26)16.51988RAM
Kevin Greene+ (27)16.51989RAM
Jason Pierre-Paul (22)16.52011NYG
Simeon Rice (25)16.51999ARI
Warren Sapp+ (27)16.52000TAM
Michael Sinclair (30)16.51998SEA
Pat Swilling (24)16.51989NOR
Andre Tippett+ (25)16.51985NWE
53Doug Betters (27)16.01983MIA
Greg Brown (27)16.01984PHI
Derrick Burgess (27)16.02005OAK
Simon Fletcher (30)16.01992DEN
Dwight Freeney (24)16.02004IND
Curtis Greer (25)16.01983STL
Jacob Green (26)16.01983SEA
Charles Haley+ (26)16.01990SFO
James Harrison (30)16.02008PIT
Reggie White+ (36)16.01998GNB
63Jared Allen (25)15.52007KAN
Vic Beasley (24)15.52016ATL
Sean Jones (23)15.51986RAI
Aaron Kampman (26)15.52006GNB
Leonard Marshall (23)15.51985NYG
Wayne Martin (26)15.51992NOR
John Randle+ (29)15.51997MIN
Simeon Rice (28)15.52002TAM
Clyde Simmons (25)15.51989PHI
Lawrence Taylor+ (29)15.51988NYG
DeMarcus Ware (28)15.52010DAL
74Peter Boulware (26)15.02001BAL
Chris Doleman+ (36)15.01998SFO
Hugh Douglas (29)15.02000PHI
William Fuller (29)15.01991HOU
Kevin Greene+ (36)15.01998CAR
Greg Hardy (25)15.02013CAR
Khalil Mack (24)15.02015OAK
Dexter Manley (27)15.01985WAS
Mike Merriweather (23)15.01984PIT
Adewale Ogunleye (26)15.02003MIA
Robert Porcher (30)15.01999DET
Simeon Rice (29)15.02003TAM
Bruce Smith+ (23)15.01986BUF
Neil Smith (27)15.01993KAN
Michael Strahan+ (26)15.01998NYG
Dana Stubblefield (26)15.01997SFO
Lawrence Taylor+ (30)15.01989NYG
Cameron Wake (30)15.02012MIA
Reggie White+ (29)15.01991PHI
Lee Williams (23)15.01986SDG
94Jared Allen (26)14.52008MIN
Jared Allen (27)14.52009MIN
Ezekiel Ansah (26)14.52015DET
Connor Barwin (27)14.52014PHI
Bertrand Berry (29)14.52004ARI
Jeff Bryant (24)14.51984SEA
Chris Doleman+ (30)14.51992MIN
Kevin Greene+ (34)14.51996CAR
Tamba Hali (26)14.52010KAN
Ezra Johnson (27)14.51983GNB
Jevon Kearse (23)14.51999TEN
Patrick Kerney (30)14.52007SEA
Leonard Little (26)14.52001STL
Charles Mann (24)14.51985WAS
Michael McCrary (28)14.51998BAL
Julius Peppers (28)14.52008CAR
Neil Smith (26)14.51992KAN
Art Still (28)14.51984KAN
Jason Taylor+ (26)14.52000MIA
Derrick Thomas+ (25)14.51992KAN
Osi Umenyiora (23)14.52005NYG
Mario Williams (29)14.52014BUF
116Doug Betters (28)14.01984MIA
Reggie Camp (23)14.01984CLE
Bryan Cox (24)14.01992MIA
Curtis Greer (26)14.01984STL
Kevin Greene+ (32)14.01994PIT
Eric Hicks (24)14.02000KAN
Jim Jeffcoat (25)14.01986DAL
Cortez Kennedy+ (24)14.01992SEA
Von Miller (25)14.02014DEN
Freddie Joe Nunn (26)14.01988PHO
Simeon Rice (31)14.02005TAM
Aaron Schobel (29)14.02006BUF
Aldon Smith (21)14.02011SFO
Bruce Smith+ (29)14.01992BUF
Bruce Smith+ (30)14.01993BUF
Bruce Smith+ (34)14.01997BUF
Michael Strahan+ (25)14.01997NYG
Terrell Suggs (28)14.02011BAL
Cameron Wake (28)14.02010MIA
DeMarcus Ware (25)14.02007DAL
Reggie White+ (28)14.01990PHI
Reggie White+ (30)14.01992PHI
Keith Willis (24)14.01983PIT
Lee Williams (26)14.01989SDG
Mario Williams (22)14.02007HOU
141Mike Bell (27)13.51984KAN
Tony Bennett (25)13.51992GNB
Charlie Clemons (29)13.52001NOR
Carlos Dunlap (26)13.52015CIN
Simon Fletcher (29)13.51991DEN
Simon Fletcher (31)13.51993DEN
Dwight Freeney (29)13.52009IND
Mark Gastineau (28)13.51985NYJ
William Gay (28)13.51983DET
Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (23)13.52001GNB
Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila (26)13.52004GNB
Jason Gildon (28)13.52000PIT
Jacob Green (28)13.51985SEA
Tim Harris (23)13.51988GNB
Ken Harvey (29)13.51994WAS
Rickey Jackson+ (34)13.51992NOR
Rulon Jones (28)13.51986DEN
Ryan Kerrigan (26)13.52014WAS
Lamar Lathon (28)13.51996CAR
Dexter Manley (26)13.51984WAS
Clay Matthews (24)13.52010GNB
Michael McCrary (26)13.51996SEA
Von Miller (27)13.52016DEN
Leslie O'Neal (26)13.51990SDG
John Randle+ (26)13.51994MIN
Bruce Smith+ (33)13.51996BUF
Jason Taylor+ (32)13.52006MIA
Derrick Thomas+ (24)13.51991KAN
LaMarr Woodley (24)13.52009PIT
170John Abraham (23)13.02001NYJ
John Abraham (32)13.02010ATL
Al Baker (26)13.01983STL
Tony Bennett (24)13.01991GNB
Dwaine Board (26)13.01983SFO
Chad Brown (26)13.01996PIT
Greg Brown (28)13.01985PHI
Dennis Byrd (23)13.01990NYJ
Ray Childress (29)13.01992HOU
Eddie Edwards (29)13.01983CIN
Doug English (30)13.01983DET
Dwight Freeney (22)13.02002IND
William Fuller (33)13.01995PHI
William Fuller (34)13.01996PHI
Jacob Green (27)13.01984SEA
Kevin Greene+ (28)13.01990RAM
Too Tall Jones (34)13.01985DAL
Marcus Jones (27)13.02000TAM
Sean Jones (30)13.01993HOU
Patrick Kerney (27)13.02004ATL
Leonard Little (31)13.02006STL
Chris Long (26)13.02011STL
Howie Long+ (23)13.01983RAI
Doug Martin (26)13.01983MIN
Wayne Martin (29)13.01995NOR
Clay Matthews (26)13.02012GNB
Karl Mecklenburg (25)13.01985DEN
Jamir Miller (27)13.02001CLE
Julius Peppers (26)13.02006CAR
Trevor Pryce (24)13.01999DEN
Trevor Pryce (31)13.02006BAL
Clyde Simmons (27)13.01991PHI
Michael Sinclair (28)13.01996SEA
Anthony Smith (25)13.01992RAI
Bruce Smith+ (26)13.01989BUF
Will Smith (28)13.02009NOR
Pat Swilling (30)13.01995OAK
Jason Taylor+ (29)13.02003MIA
Lawrence Taylor+ (26)13.01985NYG
Derrick Thomas+ (29)13.01996KAN
Greg Townsend (29)13.01991RAI
Renaldo Turnbull (27)13.01993NOR
Osi Umenyiora (25)13.02007NYG
Reggie White+ (23)13.01985PHI
Reggie White+ (31)13.01993GNB
Marcellus Wiley (26)13.02001SDG
Alfred Williams (27)13.01996DEN
Mario Williams (28)13.02013BUF
218Lorenzo Alexander (33)12.52016BUF
Geno Atkins (24)12.52012CIN
Jason Babin (30)12.52010TEN
Roy Barker (27)12.51996SFO
Andre Carter (23)12.52002SFO
Trent Cole (24)12.52007PHI
Trent Cole (26)12.52009PHI
Richard Dent+ (26)12.51987CHI
Richard Dent+ (32)12.51993CHI
Chris Doleman+ (31)12.51993MIN
Hugh Douglas (27)12.51998PHI
Hugh Douglas (31)12.52002PHI
Elvis Dumervil (23)12.52007DEN
Greg Ellis (32)12.52007DAL
Shaun Ellis (26)12.52003NYJ
Markus Golden (25)12.52016ARI
Jacob Green (33)12.51990SEA
Kevin Greene+ (31)12.51993PIT
Charles Haley+ (30)12.51994DAL
Danielle Hunter (21)12.52016MIN
Charles Johnson (26)12.52012CAR
Chandler Jones (25)12.52015NWE
Sean Jones (27)12.51990HOU
Cameron Jordan (24)12.52013NOR
Leonard Little (28)12.52003STL
Shawne Merriman (23)12.52007SDG
Leslie O'Neal (22)12.51986SDG
Leslie O'Neal (25)12.51989SDG
Leslie O'Neal (30)12.51994SDG
Leslie O'Neal (31)12.51995SDG
Bill Pickel (24)12.51984RAI
Bill Pickel (25)12.51985RAI
Jason Pierre-Paul (25)12.52014NYG
Robert Porcher (28)12.51997DET
John Randle+ (25)12.51993MIN
Simeon Rice (22)12.51996ARI
Warren Sapp+ (26)12.51999TAM
Anthony Smith (26)12.51993RAI
Andre Tippett+ (27)12.51987NWE
Greg Townsend (28)12.51990RAI
Kyle Vanden Bosch (26)12.52005TEN
Mike Vrabel (32)12.52007NWE
Randy White+ (30)12.51983DAL
Randy White+ (31)12.51984DAL
Mike Wilcher (25)12.51985RAM
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