Ryan Kerrigan and the Double Swipe - 13.5 Sacks
Ryan Kerrigan has put together an impressive season collecting a team-high 13.5 sacks in 15 games. This post will breakdown how he recorded his sacks.
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Kerrigan, meanwhile, has already had a career year, recording highs in sacks (13.5) and forced fumbles (5), and is only five tackles away from having the most tackles in one season. His 13.5 sacks are second most in the NFC and he leads the league in forced fumbles. This can pretty easily lead one to think, “How did he not make it?” While teammates are still proud of his play regardless of where he is come the night of Jan. 25, they are making their appreciation for his exploits known:
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SNUBS Ryan Kerrigan, LB, One Pro Bowl: Kerrigan has recorded a career-best 13.5 sacks and a league-best five forced fumbles, which is impressive -- even more so when you look at what’s happened around him. Outside linebacker Brian Orakpo was placed on injured reserve Oct. 21 because of a torn pectoral muscle and Jason Hatcher, signed to provide an interior pass rush, started strong then faded thanks to knee issues. So there was little to the pass rush other than blitzing and Kerrigan. Only four players have more sacks than Kerrigan.
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Kerrigan's 13.5 sacks are tied for fifth best in the NFL, and leads the league in forced fumbles. Despite Kerrigan's success, he did not receive an invite to the Pro Bowl, and some of his teammates spoke out on Kerrigan's behalf.