Eight years ago, Giants defensive end Michael Strahan leapfrogged by 0.5 sacks the single-season record previously held by Mark Gastineau of the Jets, thanks to a “get a room” moment between Strahan and Brett Favre in Week Seventeen.
This year, Elvis Dumveril might not need any January 3 favors from Matt Cassel of the Chiefs to overcome Strahan’s mark of 22.5.
Dumervil notched 2.0 sacks during Monday night’s win over the Chargers, giving the former fourth-round pick whose biggest claim to fame was being stomped by Marcus Vick during the Gator Bowl a whopping 10.0 through six games.
That projects to 26.5 for the season, which would best Strahan’s record by four full sacks.
In 2001, Strahan had 10.5 sacks through six games.
But Dumervil isn’t the only one to watch. Jared Allen of the Vikings currently has 7.5 sacks, along the temperament to turn it up several notches in order to stay close to Dumervil.
Allen also has another game against Green Bay’s “Baby Swiss” offensive line, which technically gives the calf-roping mullet man a shot at breaking Strahan’s record by 7:00 p.m. ET on November 1.