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Statistics About The Most Sacks By A Player In A Game

On average, the most sacks by a player in a game range from 4 to 5 sacks.

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"The record for most sacks by a player in a single NFL game is 7 sacks, held by Derrick Thomas."

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"Derrick Thomas achieved this record on November 11, 1990, against the Seattle Seahawks."

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"Thomas' 7 sack game is still the most in a single game in the NFL's modern era."

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"Prior to Thomas, the single-game sack record was held by Fred Dean with 6 sacks."

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"Fred Dean's 6-sack game occurred on November 13, 1983, against the New Orleans Saints."

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"Osi Umenyiora is one of the players who has recorded 6 sacks in a single game."

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"Umenyiora's 6-sack game occurred on September 30, 2007, against the Philadelphia Eagles."

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"Both NFL and AFL have only four recorded incidences of a single player achieving 6 sacks in a game."

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"Other players who have achieved 6 sacks in a single game include Adrian Clayborn and Aldon Smith."

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"6 sacks in a single game is the most recorded in a playoff game in the NFL, held by Richard Dent and Richie White."

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"Five players share the record for the most sacks in a game by a rookie — 4 sacks."

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"The NFL started to officially record sacks as a stat since 1982."

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"Defensive end Mark Gastineau holds the record for most sacks in a single season (22 sacks) and has recorded multiple 5-sack games."

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"The most sacks by a player in an NFL career is 200, a record held by Bruce Smith."

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"Bruce Smith played 279 games over his career, meaning he averaged around 0.72 sacks per game."

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"Reggie White holds the record for the most sacks in a season by a rookie, with 13.0 in 1985."

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"The record for most sacks by a team in one game is 12, held by five teams including the New York Giants and Chicago Bears."

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Statistic 18

"No player has ever recorded 8 sacks in a single game in the NFL or AFL."

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Statistic 19

"Von Miller holds the record for the most sacks in a Super Bowl game, with 2.5 sacks in Super Bowl 50."

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Statistic 20

"Derrick Thomas' 7-sack game also resulted in a loss for his team, the Kansas City Chiefs, by a score of 17-16."

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