"The Quarterback Must Go Down & He Must Go Down HARD!"   The Top 25 Sack Leaders

"The Quarterback Must Go Down & He Must Go Down HARD!" The Top 25 Sack Leaders

The quote in the title is from Al Davis, the former owner of the Raiders. His point was that an effective pass rush is essential for a strong defense. Intimidation and fear lead to victory. The NFL did not keep track of sacks until 1960, so some legends are not on this list. How well do you know the Top 25 Sackers of All Time?

The #9 all time sacker is sometimes called the best defender of all time. Name him.

Which of these Minnesota Vikings ranks 16th all time in sacks?

John Randle ranks 15th all time. For what team did he star for many years?

The #22 sacker of all time had what last name?

The #10 all time sacker was famous for missing a front tooth. Name him.

The #7 sacker played from 1985 to 1999 primarily with Minnesota. Name him.

Leslie O'Neal ranks 20th all time in sacks. For which team did he play most of his career?

The #6 sacker played many years with a teammate with the same last name. Name him.

Al Baker ranks 21st all time. He also had 4 _______ in his career. Name them.

The #25 sacker once had 8 sacks in one game. Name him.

What New York Jets defensive lineman ranks 18th all time in sacks?

The #11 all time sacker played for Miami and Washington. Name him.

What player has the most career sacks?

The #8 all time sacker was part of the famed 'Purple People Eaters'. Name him.

The #13 all time sacker was a defensive lineman for Dallas. Name him.

Which of these Minnesota Vikings ranks 19th all time in sacks?

The #5 sacker was also the member of a Final 4 NCAA Hoops team. Name him.

The #14 all time sacker was part of the legendary 1985 Chicago Bears. Name him.

The #24 sacker of all time played with Philly and Atlanta. Name him.

The #12 all time sacker played his entire lengthy career in Baltimore. Name him.

The #23 sacker of all time once returned a fumble the wrong way into his own endzone. Name him.

Which New Orleans Saints linebacker ranks 17th all time in sacks?

What non defensive lineman ranks 4th all time in sacks?

Who is 2nd in all time career sacks?

What was the nickname of David Jones, the #3 all time sack specialist?

"The Quarterback Must Go Down & He Must Go Down HARD!" The Top 25 Sack Leaders

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