Originally Posted by FearLanier
Actually it was 7.
I was at that game. 50 yard line seats. DT had a few missed sacks in that game (including the last play when they won). I've never seen any pass rusher take over a game like DT did. Seattle was triple teaming him and he still got through. DT was extremely close to having 10 sacks that game.
What's even more incredible about it is that he did it in a more conservative league. The NFL has gone extremely pass heavy now giving pass rushers more opportunities to sack the QB.
This could be argued both ways. QBs hold on to the ball longer, but also have more protection than ever before both in rules and game schemes. I think thats why you see so many sack records in the mid to late 80s and early 90s. Reggie White, LT, DT...