Thursday, November 21, 2019

Jamal Adams Was Close a NFL Record (Unofficially)

By John Turney
George Saimes. Photo credit: Buffalo Bills
Last Sunday Jamal Adams recorded three sacks against the Redskins, which is the second-most ever in a single game by a defensive back.  TJ Troup posted about the most-ever which was George Saimes's four-sack performance in the Bills second-to-last game in 1964.

Official, of course, sacks began being kept in 1982.
Jamal Adams
Here is the list of most sacks in a game by a defensive back. There are right players tied at 3.0.
Chart courtesy Pro Football Reference
Larry Wilson was not the first player to rush the passer on a safety blitz, but it's fair to say he popularized it. He had years with four or five sacks, but the most in one game he had was two.

Saimes, in our research, is the single-game leader for a defensive back. In addition to his four sacks, that game Saimes blocked a PAT and deflected two passes—It was quite a productive day for Saimes.

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