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Postby jslayer » Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:41 pm

I was watching the Pats game this weekend and after Adalius Thomas sacked Brett Favre for 20 yards we started wondering what is the longest sack on record. It turns out the NFL does have a stats category for it called, Sacked Yards Lost. I was able to find the record for most times sacked (John Elway 516), as well as a few posts about the most sacked yards lost for a specific team in a year, but I was unable to find the record for a single sack in a single game. Does anyone have the answer?

WHO HOLDS THE NFL RECORD FOR MOST SACKED YARDS LOST ON A SINGLE PLAY?

Thanks for your time, and as always, post a link and I WHIR!
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Re: Trivia Question I Can't Find The Answer To

Postby jslayer » Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:36 pm

I'm kinda shocked, nobody has anything? Where are all the NFL guru's when you need them?
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Re: Trivia Question I Can't Find The Answer To

Postby JeRmZ » Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:13 pm

I spend about 6 hours a day at work flipping between the internet and work ... and I couldn't find that stat for anything. Found a bunch of other ones regarding saked yards lost but a stat for "sack yards lost on a single play" .....

pretty good question though. I would definitely be interested to find out myself!
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Re: Trivia Question I Can't Find The Answer To

Postby Amazinz » Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:59 pm

I don't have evidence but I am pretty sure it is the infamous sack of Griese in the '72 Super Bowl by Lilly for 29 yards.
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Re: Trivia Question I Can't Find The Answer To

Postby bungle613 » Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:07 pm

Took a quick look around, not easy to find anything. Would probably be easier writing to the NFL.

I do have that one beat though..

Ben Leber set a Vikings record with the longest sack in team history by throwing Eli Manning for a 26-yard loss at NY Giants (11/25)…
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Re: Trivia Question I Can't Find The Answer To

Postby Kostas- » Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:13 pm

Longest ones I could find:

1. 32 Yards - Michael Strahan/Jake Plummer/Holmes - Strahan stripped the ball and it was recovered by Holmes and tackled immediately by Strahan. Strahan credited with a 32 yard sack. 2001
2. 29 Yards - Bob Griese - Super Bowl VI - 1972
3. 27 Yards - Peyton Manning - IND vs. BAL 2001
4. 26 Yards - Eli Manning - NYG vs MIN 2007

Edit: I read the article incorrectly. Holmes was a NYG and recovered the fumble for the Giants. I went and looked at the play by play and I still don't understand exactly what the hell happened.

Here is the play from NFL.com:
3-7-NYG 7
(10:41) (Shotgun) J.Plummer sacked at NYG 12 for -5 yards (M. Strahan). FUMBLES (M. Strahan), RECOVERED by NYG-K. Holmes at NYG 33. K. Holmes to NYG 45 for 12 yards. Lateral to M. Barrow to ARI 42 for 13 yards (M.Jenkins).

Here is the article I orginally discovered:
Michael Strahan's sack of Arizona's Jake Plummer in the second quarter was his 15th of the season, equaling his career high, set in 1998. Because Strahan stripped Plummer of the ball, which rolled backward and then was recovered by the Giants' Kenny Holmes, Strahan was credited with a 32-yard sack. The Giants scored a touchdown five plays later to lead, 14-0.

Now the game center for NFL does have the Sack/Yards total for ARI at: Times Sacked (Number-Yards) 2 - 37
There was an obvious sack earlier in the game for -11 yards so maybe that means the sack was only 26...if the play started on the 7 and was recovered on the 33...
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Re: Trivia Question I Can't Find The Answer To

Postby Amazinz » Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:19 pm

Kostas- wrote:Longest ones I could find:

1. 32 Yards - Michael Strahan/Jake Plummer/Holmes - Strahan stripped the ball and it was recovered by Holmes and tackled immediately by Strahan. Strahan credited with a 32 yard sack. 2001

Wow. That has to be it then and I don't even remember it. :-S

EDIT: Well, maybe not. Looking at the ESPN article for that game, they don't mention it (the record).
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Re: Trivia Question I Can't Find The Answer To

Postby Kostas- » Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:56 pm

Here's a...um.."page" with a reference to the record from SBVI.

http://wc1.worldcrossing.com/WebX?14@@.1de64083/1587

Scroll all the way to the bottom.
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Re: Trivia Question I Can't Find The Answer To

Postby jslayer » Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:42 pm

WOW! Nice find Kostas! I'm going to look around for more info on that SB. I'll post anything I find, but some how I think you're going to beat me to it. :-b
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