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Leaders Table
Rank Player Solo Tm Boxscore
1David Harris20NYJNew York Jets vs. Washington Redskins, November 4, 2007
2Derrick Brooks+19TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Buffalo Bills, November 26, 2000
3Patrick Willis17SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Carolina Panthers, December 2, 2007
Patrick Willis17SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals, November 25, 2007
Micheal Barrow17NYGNew York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys, September 15, 2003
Donnie Edwards17SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs, December 24, 2005
Jessie Armstead17WASWashington Redskins vs. San Francisco 49ers, September 22, 2002
8Jerod Mayo16NWENew England Patriots vs. New York Jets, November 13, 2008
Chris Borland16SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks, November 27, 2014
Derrick Brooks+16TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Minnesota Vikings, September 30, 2001
Donnie Edwards16KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Oakland Raiders, October 15, 2000
James Laurinaitis16STLSt. Louis Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals, November 22, 2009
Derek Cox16JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans, November 18, 2012
Lance Briggs16CHIChicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers, October 7, 2007
Ben Taylor16CLECleveland Browns vs. New England Patriots, October 26, 2003
Chad Greenway16MINMinnesota Vikings vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, November 16, 2008
Michael Griffin16TENTennessee Titans vs. San Diego Chargers, September 16, 2012
18Stephen Cooper15SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Indianapolis Colts, January 13, 2008
Sean Lee15DALDallas Cowboys vs. San Diego Chargers, September 29, 2013
David Thornton15INDIndianapolis Colts vs. New Orleans Saints, September 28, 2003
Mason Foster15WASWashington Redskins vs. New York Giants, January 1, 2017
David Hawthorne15SEASeattle Seahawks vs. Chicago Bears, September 27, 2009
Chris Borland15SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. St. Louis Rams, November 2, 2014
Darius Leonard15INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Washington Redskins, September 16, 2018
Kwon Alexander15TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons, September 11, 2016
Eric Green15ARIArizona Cardinals vs. St. Louis Rams, November 20, 2005
Vernon Fox15WASWashington Redskins vs. St. Louis Rams, December 24, 2006
Junior Seau+15SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. New Orleans Saints, September 10, 2000
London Fletcher15BUFBuffalo Bills vs. New York Jets, October 10, 2004
Patrick Willis15SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. Atlanta Falcons, December 23, 2013
Al Wilson15DENDenver Broncos vs. San Diego Chargers, December 1, 2002
32Vince Williams14PITPittsburgh Steelers vs. Kansas City Chiefs, October 2, 2016
Derrick Brooks+14TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Kansas City Chiefs, November 14, 1999
Donnie Edwards14SDGSan Diego Chargers vs. Denver Broncos, December 5, 2004
Kwon Alexander14TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Oakland Raiders, October 30, 2016
Rob Fredrickson14ARIArizona Cardinals vs. New York Jets, November 7, 1999
Eric Brown14DENDenver Broncos vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, September 26, 1999
Yeremiah Bell14MIAMiami Dolphins vs. San Diego Chargers, October 2, 2011
Stephen Tulloch14TENTennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, December 5, 2010
Jacquian Williams14NYGNew York Giants vs. Indianapolis Colts, November 3, 2014
Ray Lewis+14BALBaltimore Ravens vs. St. Louis Rams, September 12, 1999
Kavell Conner14INDIndianapolis Colts vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, October 3, 2011
Ray Lewis+14BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, September 15, 2002
Jerod Mayo14NWENew England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins, October 4, 2010
Marques Anderson14OAKOakland Raiders vs. Denver Broncos, October 17, 2004
Eric Berry14KANKansas City Chiefs vs. Tennessee Titans, September 7, 2014
Greg Biekert14OAKOakland Raiders vs. New England Patriots, January 19, 2002
Telvin Smith14JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, January 14, 2018
B.J. Goodson14NYGNew York Giants vs. Dallas Cowboys, September 10, 2017
Karlos Dansby14ARIArizona Cardinals vs. St. Louis Rams, October 7, 2007
Ray Lewis+14BALBaltimore Ravens vs. San Francisco 49ers, November 30, 2003
Xavier Adibi14HOUHouston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts, November 16, 2008
Ray Lewis+14BALBaltimore Ravens vs. Buffalo Bills, October 24, 2010
Tommy Hendricks14MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Tennessee Titans, November 9, 2003
D.J. Williams14DENDenver Broncos vs. New Orleans Saints, September 21, 2008
DeMeco Ryans14HOUHouston Texans vs. Oakland Raiders, December 3, 2006
Paul Posluszny14JAXJacksonville Jaguars vs. New England Patriots, September 27, 2015
Logan Ryan14NWENew England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills, October 2, 2016
Keith Brooking14ATLAtlanta Falcons vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, December 28, 2003
Jay Foreman14HOUHouston Texans vs. New England Patriots, November 23, 2003
Zach Thomas14MIAMiami Dolphins vs. Baltimore Ravens, January 13, 2002
James Anderson14CARCarolina Panthers vs. New Orleans Saints, October 3, 2010
Patrick Willis14SFOSan Francisco 49ers vs. New England Patriots, October 5, 2008
Lavonte David14TAMTampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Oakland Raiders, November 4, 2012
Lance Briggs14CHIChicago Bears vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, December 12, 2004
Thomas Davis14CARCarolina Panthers vs. Philadelphia Eagles, September 13, 2009
Eric Barton14NYJNew York Jets vs. New England Patriots, November 13, 2008
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