The NFL's annual Super Bowl is one of the biggest stages in all of professional sports. With more than 100 million viewers tuning in around the globe, it's an opportunity for athletes to cement their legacies under the brightest of lights.
Super Bowl 56 will be no different with an exciting matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams. One way for some players to etch their lasting mark is by going after some Super Bowl records. Let's dive into the record for most sacks in a Super Bowl.
Who Has the Most Sacks in a Super Bowl?
The current Super Bowl sack record is held by former four-time champion and six-time Pro Bowl defensive end L.C. Greenwood. Greenwood spent the entirety of his 13-year NFL career with the Pittsburgh Steelers and set the mark for the sack record at 4.0.
Greenwood recorded 4.0 sacks against Roger Staubach and the Dallas Cowboys in Super Bowl X (10), on Sunday, Jan. 18, 1976. The Steelers ended up as champions that year, beating the Cowboys by a score of 21-17.
Most Sacks in a Super Bowl
1. L.C. Greenwood, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Dallas Cowboys — Super Bowl X — 4.0 sacks
2. Grady Jarrett, Atlanta Falcons vs. New England Patriots — Super Bowl LI — 3.0 Sacks
3. Kony Ealy, Carolina Panthers vs. Denver Broncos — Super Bowl 50 — 3.0 Sacks
4. Darnell Dockett, Arizona Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Steelers — Super Bowl XLII — 3.0 Sacks
5. Reggie White, Green Bay Packers vs. New England Patriots — Super Bowl XXXI - 3.0 Sacks
6. Willie Davis, Green Bay Packers vs. Oakland Raiders — Super Bowl II — 3.0 Sacks
7. Trey Flowers, New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons — Super Bowl LI — 2.5 Sacks
8. Von Miller, Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers — Super Bowl 50 — 2.5 Sacks
9. Tom Keating, Oakland Raiders vs. Green Bay Packers — Super Bowl II — 2.5 Sacks
Which Team Recorded the Most Sacks in Super Bowl?
The 2015 Carolina Panthers own the team record for sacks recorded in a Super Bowl. Carolina recorded 7 team sacks against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. The Broncos did end up winning that contest, 24-10.
The Los Angeles Rams' Aaron Donald and Cincinnati Bengals' Trey Hendrickson are names to watch out for in Super Bowl LVI. Donald leads the Rams with 12.5 sacks on the year, in addition to 98.0 career sacks, a top-10 active ranking in today's NFL.
Hendrickson led the Bengals with 14.0 sacks this past season, and has recorded 34.0 career sacks in five NFL seasons.
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