NFL Sacks Year-by-Year Playoffs Leaders

Players must meet the minimum requirements to show up on this leaderboard. For some seasons (1960-1969 & 1947-1950) leaders for both leagues are shown.


  • + indicates Hall of Famer
Leaders Table
Year Player Sk Tm
2017Takkarist McKinley (21)2.0ATL
2017Deatrich Wise Jr. (23)2.0NWE
2017Geneo Grissom (25)2.0NWE
2016Grady Jarrett (23)3.0ATL
2016Whitney Mercilus (26)3.0HOU
2015Von Miller (26)5.0DEN
2014Julius Peppers (34)2.5GNB
2013Ahmad Brooks (29)4.5SFO
2012Paul Kruger (26)4.5BAL
2011Justin Tuck (28)3.5NYG
2011J.J. Watt (22)3.5HOU
2011Brooks Reed (24)3.5HOU
2011Osi Umenyiora (29)3.5NYG
2010Terrell Suggs (27)5.0BAL
2009Ray Edwards (24)4.0MIN
2008LaMarr Woodley (23)6.0PIT
2007Adalius Thomas (30)2.0NWE
2007Kawika Mitchell (27)2.0NYG
2007Justin Tuck (24)2.0NYG
2007Michael Strahan+ (35)2.0NYG
2007LeRoy Hill (24)2.0SEA
2007Luis Castillo (24)2.0SDG
2007John Henderson (28)2.0JAX
2007LaMarr Woodley (22)2.0PIT
2006Tully Banta-Cain (26)2.0NWE
2006Bryce Fisher (29)2.0SEA
2006Anthony McFarland (28)2.0IND
2006Dwight Freeney (26)2.0IND
2006Darwin Walker (29)2.0PHI
2006Mike Vrabel (31)2.0NWE
2006Adewale Ogunleye (29)2.0CHI
2005Willie McGinest (33)4.5NWE
2004Derrick Burgess (26)3.0PHI
2003Willie McGinest (31)5.0NWE
2002Simeon Rice (28)4.0TAM
2001Jason Gildon (29)3.0PIT
2001Leonard Little (26)3.0STL
2000Michael McCrary (30)6.0BAL
1999Kevin Carter (25)3.0STL
1999Jevon Kearse (23)3.0TEN
1999Trace Armstrong (33)3.0MIA
1998Jamir Miller (24)2.0ARI
1998Jason Fisk (26)2.0MIN
1998Chris Doleman+ (36)2.0SFO
1998Chad Cascadden (26)2.0NYJ
1998Andre Wadsworth (23)2.0ARI
1998Greg Spires (24)2.0NWE
1997Keith McKenzie (23)3.0GNB
1997Neil Smith (31)3.0DEN
1997Warren Sapp+ (24)3.0TAM
1996Chad Brown (26)4.0PIT
1995Tony Tolbert (27)5.0DAL
1994Tim Harris (29)4.5SFO
1993Neil Smith (27)3.0KAN
1993Tony Tolbert (25)3.0DAL
1993Gerald Williams (30)3.0PIT
1993Jeff Wright (30)3.0BUF
1993Tony Bennett (26)3.0GNB
1993Bruce Smith+ (30)3.0BUF
1992Fred Stokes (28)4.0WAS
1992Jeff Wright (29)4.0BUF
1991Wilber Marshall (29)4.0WAS
1990Leonard Marshall (28)3.0NYG
1990Greg Townsend (28)3.0RAI
1989Danny Stubbs (24)3.0SFO
1989Kevin Greene+ (27)3.0RAM
1989Kevin Fagan (26)3.0SFO
1988Charles Haley+ (24)3.5SFO
1987Charles Mann (26)4.5WAS
1986Rulon Jones (28)3.0DEN
1986Leonard Marshall (24)3.0NYG
1986Eric Dorsey (22)3.0NYG
1986Marty Lyons (29)3.0NYJ
1986Carl Hairston (33)3.0CLE
1985Richard Dent+ (24)6.0CHI
1984Dwaine Board (27)4.5SFO
1983Greg Townsend (21)4.5RAI
1982Kim Bokamper (27)4.0MIA
1982Mark Gastineau (25)4.0NYJ
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