NFL Sacks Single Game Leaders (since 1982)

Note: sacks prior to 1982 are not official. For more information, please read our blog post
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Single game leaders only reflect years for which we have complete boxscore data (1950 onward), all playoff games, and all 100 yard rushing/receiving or 300 yard passing games from 1940-1959.
+ Indicates Hall of Famer, season age in parentheses

Official Leaders

  • (since 1982)
Official Leaders Table
Rank Player Sk Tm Boxscore
1Derrick Thomas+7.0KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Seattle Seahawks, November 11, 1990
2Adrian Clayborn6.0ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Dallas Cowboys, November 12, 2017
Osi Umenyiora6.0NYGNew York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles, September 30, 2007
Derrick Thomas+6.0KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders, September 6, 1998
Fred Dean+6.0SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. New Orleans Saints, November 13, 1983
6Aldon Smith5.5SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears, November 19, 2012
William Gay5.5DETDetroit Lions vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, September 4, 1983
8Chandler Jones5.0ARIArizona Cardinals vs. Tennessee Titans, September 12, 2021
Haason Reddick5.0ARIArizona Cardinals vs. New York Giants, December 13, 2020
Khalil Mack5.0OAKOakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos, December 13, 2015
Antwan Odom5.0CINCincinnati Bengals vs. Green Bay Packers, September 20, 2009
Vonnie Holliday5.0GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Buffalo Bills, December 22, 2002
Chuck Smith5.0ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints, October 12, 1997
Gary Jeter5.0RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Los Angeles Raiders, September 18, 1988
Leslie O'Neal5.0SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Dallas Cowboys, November 16, 1986
Jim Jeffcoat5.0DALDallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins, November 10, 1985
Randy Holloway5.0MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Atlanta Falcons, September 16, 1984
Howie Long+5.0RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Washington Redskins, October 2, 1983
19Myles Garrett4.5CLECleveland Browns vs. Chicago Bears, September 26, 2021
Justin Houston4.5KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Philadelphia Eagles, September 19, 2013
Mario Williams4.5BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Carolina Panthers, September 15, 2013
Cameron Wake4.5MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Arizona Cardinals, September 30, 2012
Jared Allen4.5MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers, October 5, 2009
Hugh Douglas4.5PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. San Diego Chargers, October 18, 1998
Chad Brown4.5PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Cincinnati Bengals, October 13, 1996
Pepper Johnson4.5NYGNew York Giants vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, November 24, 1991
Bryce Paup4.5GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, September 15, 1991
Clyde Simmons4.5PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys, September 15, 1991
Kevin Greene+4.5RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers, December 18, 1988
Richard Dent+4.5CHIChicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Raiders, December 27, 1987
Johnie Cooks4.5INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Los Angeles Raiders, November 25, 1984
Richard Dent+4.5CHIChicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Raiders, November 4, 1984
Curtis Greer4.5STLSt. Louis Cardinals vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 18, 1983
34Aaron Donald4.0LARLos Angeles Rams vs. Washington Football Team, October 11, 2020
Chandler Jones4.0ARIArizona Cardinals vs. Seattle Seahawks, December 22, 2019
Cameron Jordan4.0NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons, November 28, 2019
Maxx Crosby4.0OAKOakland Raiders vs. Cincinnati Bengals, November 17, 2019
Chandler Jones4.0ARIArizona Cardinals vs. New York Giants, October 20, 2019
Shaquil Barrett4.0TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Giants, September 22, 2019
Aaron Donald4.0LARLos Angeles Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers, October 21, 2018
Calais Campbell4.0JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans, September 10, 2017
Cameron Wake4.0MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Tennessee Titans, October 18, 2015
Justin Houston4.0KANKansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers, December 28, 2014
Ryan Kerrigan4.0WASWashington Redskins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, September 14, 2014
Greg Hardy4.0CARCarolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons, December 29, 2013
Justin Tuck4.0NYGNew York Giants vs. Washington Redskins, December 1, 2013
Chris Clemons4.0SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Green Bay Packers, September 24, 2012
Antwan Barnes4.0SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Baltimore Ravens, December 18, 2011
Connor Barwin4.0HOUHouston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, November 27, 2011
Andre Carter4.0NWENew England Patriots vs. New York Jets, November 13, 2011
Kamerion Wimbley4.0OAKOakland Raiders vs. San Diego Chargers, November 10, 2011
DeMarcus Ware4.0DALDallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles, October 30, 2011
Shaun Phillips4.0SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Arizona Cardinals, October 3, 2010
Brian Orakpo4.0WASWashington Redskins vs. Oakland Raiders, December 13, 2009
Elvis Dumervil4.0DENDenver Broncos vs. Cleveland Browns, September 20, 2009
Kevin Williams4.0MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Detroit Lions, October 12, 2008
Joey Porter4.0MIAMiami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots, September 21, 2008
Darryl Tapp4.0SEASeattle Seahawks vs. St. Louis Rams, October 21, 2007
Phillip Daniels4.0WASWashington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys, December 18, 2005
Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila4.0GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears, January 2, 2005
Bertrand Berry4.0ARIArizona Cardinals vs. New York Giants, November 14, 2004
Alex Brown4.0CHIChicago Bears vs. New York Giants, November 7, 2004
Leonard Little4.0STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Minnesota Vikings, November 30, 2003
Andra Davis4.0CLECleveland Browns vs. Kansas City Chiefs, November 9, 2003
Simeon Rice4.0TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Washington Redskins, October 12, 2003
Peter Boulware4.0BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Minnesota Vikings, January 7, 2002
John Abraham4.0NYJNew York Jets vs. New Orleans Saints, November 4, 2001
Joey Porter4.0PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, October 21, 2001
Michael Strahan+4.0NYGNew York Giants vs. St. Louis Rams, October 14, 2001
Marcus Jones4.0TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Detroit Lions, October 19, 2000
Michael McCrary4.0BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Oakland Raiders, November 8, 1998
Roy Barker4.0SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. St. Louis Rams, October 25, 1998
Chris Doleman+4.0SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. New Orleans Saints, October 11, 1998
Ken Harvey4.0WASWashington Redskins vs. New York Giants, November 23, 1997
Dana Stubblefield4.0SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Philadelphia Eagles, November 10, 1997
Wayne Martin4.0NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Detroit Lions, September 21, 1997
Michael McCrary4.0SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Oakland Raiders, December 22, 1996
Michael Sinclair4.0SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos, September 8, 1996
Leslie O'Neal4.0SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Seattle Seahawks, October 22, 1995
Alfred Williams4.0CINCincinnati Bengals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, October 16, 1994
Bruce Smith+4.0BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Houston Oilers, September 18, 1994
Charles Haley+4.0DALDallas Cowboys vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, September 4, 1994
William Fuller4.0HOUHouston Oilers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, November 28, 1993
Neil Smith4.0KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Los Angeles Raiders, October 3, 1993
Anthony Smith4.0RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Seattle Seahawks, September 12, 1993
Sean Gilbert4.0RAMLos Angeles Rams vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, September 12, 1993
Leslie O'Neal4.0SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Phoenix Cardinals, December 6, 1992
Wayne Martin4.0NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons, December 3, 1992
Derrick Thomas+4.0KANKansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers, November 8, 1992
Anthony Smith4.0RAILos Angeles Raiders vs. Seattle Seahawks, October 18, 1992
Chip Banks4.0INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Cleveland Browns, September 6, 1992
Jerrol Williams4.0PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns, December 22, 1991
Leslie O'Neal4.0SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos, December 22, 1991
Derrick Thomas+4.0KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills, October 7, 1991
E.J. Junior4.0MIAMiami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots, October 6, 1991
Bruce Smith+4.0BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Indianapolis Colts, December 9, 1990
Pat Swilling4.0NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, November 11, 1990
Simon Fletcher4.0DENDenver Broncos vs. Minnesota Vikings, November 4, 1990
Chris Doleman+4.0MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Cincinnati Bengals, December 25, 1989
Pierce Holt4.0SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. New York Giants, November 27, 1989
Keith Millard4.0MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers, October 15, 1989
Tim Harris4.0GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons, October 1, 1989
Dexter Manley 4.0WASWashington Redskins vs. New York Giants, October 2, 1988
Keith Millard4.0MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Philadelphia Eagles, September 25, 1988
Reggie White+4.0PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Minnesota Vikings, September 25, 1988
Rickey Jackson+4.0NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Detroit Lions, September 18, 1988
Cornelius Bennett4.0BUFBuffalo Bills vs. Philadelphia Eagles, December 27, 1987
Too Tall Jones4.0DALDallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants, November 2, 1987
Duane Bickett4.0INDIndianapolis Colts vs. New York Jets, November 1, 1987
Rickey Jackson+4.0NORNew Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons, December 14, 1986
Reggie White+4.0PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Los Angeles Raiders, November 30, 1986
Keith Ferguson4.0DETDetroit Lions vs. Philadelphia Eagles, November 16, 1986
Reggie White+4.0PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. St. Louis Cardinals, November 2, 1986
Jacob Green4.0SEASeattle Seahawks vs. New York Giants, October 19, 1986
Lawrence Taylor+4.0NYGNew York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles, October 12, 1986
Garry Cobb4.0PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Atlanta Falcons, October 5, 1986
Alphonso Carreker4.0GNBGreen Bay Packers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, December 1, 1985
Karl Mecklenburg4.0DENDenver Broncos vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, December 1, 1985
Dwaine Board4.0SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Raiders, September 22, 1985
Karl Mecklenburg4.0DENDenver Broncos vs. New Orleans Saints, September 15, 1985
Greg Brown4.0PHIPhiladelphia Eagles vs. Atlanta Falcons, December 16, 1984
Lawrence Taylor+4.0NYGNew York Giants vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, September 23, 1984
Edmund Nelson4.0PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Los Angeles Rams, September 16, 1984
Mark Gastineau4.0NYJNew York Jets vs. Indianapolis Colts, September 2, 1984
Mark Gastineau4.0NYJNew York Jets vs. Baltimore Colts, November 6, 1983
Doug Martin4.0MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Green Bay Packers, October 23, 1983
Doug Betters4.0MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills, September 4, 1983
Jim Osborne4.0CHIChicago Bears vs. Atlanta Falcons, September 4, 1983