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Meet the NFL's six-sacks club: Falcons' Adrian Clayborn joins exclusive group


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Atlanta Falcons defensive end Adrian Clayborn had six sacks in Sunday's 27-7 victory over the Dallas Cowboysbreaking a franchise record for sacks in a game and joining an exclusive group of NFL defenders.

Here's the list of the other players who have had six sacks in a game since it became an official stat in 1982, according to ESPN Stats & Information:

Thomas and Dean are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, while Umenyiora racked up 85 sacks over an 11-year career.

Cowboys left tackle Chaz Green, filling in for an injured Tyron Smith at left tackle, gave up five of the sacks to Clayborn. He was pulled after giving up five sacks. "I feel like this [loss] is on my shoulders," Green said. "I let the team down."

And in case you're curious how Clayborn fared in IDP fantasy scoring, we have you covered:

IDP scoring in fantasy is variable from league to league, but using my traditional scoring settings from my player database, Adrian Clayborn's six-sack performance was worth 33 points. To put that into perspective, only one other player since 1994 (the earliest season for which I have complete data) scored more in a game: Chuck Smith in 1997 Week 7 (33.5).

http://www.espn.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/257039/meet-the-nfls-six-sacks-club-falcons-adrian-clayborn-joins-exclusive-group

 
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Just now, DawnOfThemBirds said:

 

Clayborn beasted today. Hope he continues to be a disruptive.

 

 

 

Speaking of defense, found this on Twitter:

 

Falcons now 7th in the NFL in total defense through all games completed today. They came into today 12th in total defense.

Wow. Nice. 

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30 minutes ago, papachaz said:

I heard him say that on the radio, about being 7th in total defense. I wonder where we stand as scoring defense, the most points we've given up are 23

 

 

#Falcons NFL ranks through all games completed today...
 
Total offense 8th
Total defense 7th
Scoring offense 15th
Scoring defense 10th
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20 minutes ago, DawnOfThemBirds said:

 

 

#Falcons NFL ranks through all games completed today...
 
Total offense 8th
Total defense 7th
Scoring offense 15th
Scoring defense 10th

Pretty much proves we have been beating  ourselves with stupid untimely mistakes far more than gettimg beat.

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