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Players with the longest sack streaks

The Vikings’ Everson Griffen has recorded at least one sack in 7 consecutive games.Β  How close is he to the record?

Most consecutive NFL games with at least 1 sack

Player Team Games From To
Simon Fletcher DEN 10 1992 Week 11 1993 Week 3
DeMarcus Ware DAL 10 2007 – 15 2008 – 7
Bruce Smith BUF 9 1986 – 11 1987 – 7*
Kevin Greene SF/CAR 9 1997 – 15 1998 – 7
Dwight Freeney IND 9 2008 – 16 2009 – 9
Andre Tippett NE 8 1984 – 10 1985 – 1
Reggie White PHI 8 1986 – 13 1987 – 8*
Reggie White PHI 8 1987 – 10 1988 – 1
Simon Fletcher DEN 8 1991 – 10 1991 – 17
Leslie O’Neil SD 8 1992 – 14 1993 – 5
Lance Johnstone OAK 8 1998 – 5 1998 – 5
Jevon Kearse TEN 8 1999 – 10 1999 – 17
Tony Brackens JAX 8 2001 – 9 2001 – 17
Rosevelt Colvin CHI 8 2001 – 15 2002 – 5
Jason Taylor MIA 8 2002 – 9 2002 -16
Shaun Ellis NYJ 8 2002 – 17 2003 – 8
Robert Mathis IND 8 2005 – 1 2005 – 9
Jared Allen MIN 8 2011 – 2 2011 – 9
Robert Mathis IND 8 2011 – 15 2012 – 9**
Justin Houston KC 8 2014 – 12 2015 – 2
Khalil Mack OAK 8 2016 – 6 2016 – 14
Everson Griffin MIN 8 2017 – 1 2017 – 8

Including half-sacks yields a different answer:

Most consecutive NFL games with at least Β½ sack

Player Team Games From To
Jevon Kearse TEN 12 1999 Week 8 2000 Week 2
Shaun Ellis NYJ 11 2002 – 15 2003 – 9
Jared Allen MIN 11 2010 – 16 2011 – 10
Simon Fletcher DEN 10 1991 – 8 1991 – 17
Simon Fletcher DEN 10 1992 – 11 1993 – 3
Michael Strahan NYG 10 2002 – 3 2002 – 13
DeMarcus Ware DEN 10 2007 – 15 2008 – 7
LaMarr Woodley PIT 10 2009 – 10 2010 – 2

Individual defensive player sacks have been an official statistic since 1982.

* Did not play in the replacement games.
** Did not play 3 games in 2012 during streak.

Photo: JoeΒ Bielawa/Flickr

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