NFL Single-Season Sacks Leaders

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Leaders

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