The Washington Redskins last Sunday dominated in their 41-10 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars at FedExField. A big part of that attack was the Redskins’ defense, which tied a team record with 10 sacks in the game.
With so many sacks in one game, it can often be confusing at that exact moment for an official scorer to determine who should — and who shouldn’t — be credited with the play. So oftentimes, teams will contact the league and Elias Sports Bureau throughout the next week to clear that up.
Elias then typically meets with the league office to review certain plays.
That’s what happened this week for the Redskins, who got some clarity on a few plays from Elias researchers.
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For the third-consecutive season, linebacker Brian Orakpo led the Redskins in sacks, despite a strong challenge from rookie Ryan Kerrigan. Orakpo tallied nine sacks this season–nearly one-quarter of the team’s 41–and finally got his first career sacks of division rivals Eli Manning and Michael Vick.
Orakpo also became the first member of the Redskins to record at least 8.5 sacks in three consecutive seasons since Dexter Manley accomplished the feat across four consecutive seasons from 1983-89. The team has had a number of quality pass rushers since Manley and Charles Mann left, but none with results as consistent as Orakpo.
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