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Aldon Smith, J.J. Watt chasing sack record

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12:16 PM ET 12.23 | Michael Strahan's single season record of 22.5 sacks set in 2001 is in the sights of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith and Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, who both have 19.5 sacks with two games remaining. Both players have been terrorizing quarterbacks as of late. Smith has 15 sacks in his last eight games and Watts has two or more sacks in a game six times this season. They'll each have to fight for the record, however. The 49ers are taking on a stout Seattle Seahawks offensive line that has protected quarterback Russell Wilson rather well all season, only allowing their quarterback to get sacked 26 times all year. The Texans have an easier road to Christian Ponder as the Minnesota Vikings quarterback is the 11th most sacked quarterback in the league this year.

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December 23, 2012  12:19 PM ET

Time for that record to become legitimate

December 23, 2012  12:43 PM ET

Lots of records up for grabs this season.

December 23, 2012  12:49 PM ET

I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Have a safe drive if you have to travel. Enjoy the food, families and friends. If Christmas is not your belief, then please have a Happy Celebration with those that are near and dear to you. CHEERS !

December 23, 2012  02:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Time for that record to become legitimate

+23....one for each sack it will take to do the job.

December 23, 2012  02:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Lots of records up for grabs this season.

There is someone on the threads today that is going for the record of most spam. Hey, moderators, where the **** are you?

December 23, 2012  03:08 PM ET

Both Guys are outstanding!!!

December 23, 2012  04:32 PM ET

One sack for Watt today.

December 23, 2012  06:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

One sack for Watt today.

Damn GGGGGGGGGGMen and Jets!!! we suck!!!

December 23, 2012  07:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Time for that record to become legitimate

even favre agrees

December 23, 2012  11:25 PM ET

Damn, those Seahawks look good

December 24, 2012  12:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Time for that record to become legitimate

+1

That's a record that should have an asterisk next to it.

December 24, 2012  07:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Time for that record to become legitimate

There is no Favre to take a dive this time.

December 24, 2012  10:52 AM ET

Give one of them to the Saints, we need a sackmaster bad.
Saints need to petition Goody Goodell to get that 2nd round draft choice back as he has been shown to have over reacted to nothing that went on.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to ALL!!!!!

 
December 24, 2012  11:59 AM ET
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Damn, those Seahawks look good

Sure don't see many San Fran supporters running their mouth's about how the 49er's failed miserably lastnight
Russell Wilson is now 1 TD shy of Peyton Manning's rookie TD record. ROY should be considered.

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