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O-Line 'Em Up: Sacks Allowed Stats For Each and Every Team

Oct 15, 2010 – 4:00 PM
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"O-Line 'Em Up" is a regular feature that analyzes offensive line play each week of the 2010 season.


Even with a shocking win against the Saints this past week, the Cardinals' offense has taken a dramatic step back this year. Much of that can be blamed on Kurt Warner's retirement, but if you watch the offensive line play of the Cardinals, it's also clear that Brandon Keith is part of the problem.

Promoted to the starting lineup when Mike Gandy was allowed to leave in the offseason, the new Cardinals right tackle leads the league in sacks allowed after five weeks. Arizona has plenty of reasons to worry about Keith's play, most notably because he appears to lack the speed to block rushers coming off of the edge. Of the six sacks Keith has allowed, four have come on speed rushes to his outside, and most of those have been sacks where Keith barely touches the man he is supposed to block.

Keith is one of a number of players who are showing how hard it is to find a good offensive tackle. But it's more surprising to see veterans Sam Baker and David Diehl near the top of the sacks-allowed list. Baker has been a pretty reliable left tackle since the Falcons took him in the first round in 2008, but this year he has allowed a sack every week except for Week 2. In Diehl's case, he's faced some of the better pass rushers in the league (Julius Peppers and Dwight Freeney, for example), but he is also being beaten consistently by speed rushers, which leads to a legitimate concern that the former guard may be a step slower than he needs to be.

Here's a look at the "leaders" in sacks allowed this season.

Team Player Sacks Median Time
Cardinals Brandon Keith 6 2.1
Falcons Sam Baker 5 2.8
Giants David Diehl 5 2.5
49ers Anthony Davis 4 2.55
Lions Stephen Peterman 4 2.65
Panthers Geoff Schwartz 4 2.7
Bears Frank Omiyale 3.5 3.4
Chargers Brandyn Dombrowski 3.5 2.3
Falcons Tyson Clabo 3.5 3
Packers Chad Clifton 3.5 3
Saints Jon Stinchcomb 3.5 2.4
Bears Brandon Manumalena 3 3.2
Cardinals Levi Brown 3 2.45
Dolphins Vernon Carey 3 2.9
Eagles King Dunlap 3 2.8
Eagles Nick Cole 3 3.1
Giants Kareem McKenzie 3 2.3
Jaguars Justin Smiley 3 2.5
Panthers Mackenzy Bernadeau 3 2.2
Texans Duane Brown 3 3
Texans Eric Winston 3 2.6
Texans Rashad Butler 3 2.5
Titans David Stewart 3 2.7

And here's a look at who has given up the sacks for each and every team in the NFL. These stats were compiled by watching each and every sack allowed in the NFL this season. The median time comes from timing the play from the snap to the point where the first defender hits the quarterback. All of these sacks are assigned as best can be determined from watching the play multiple times, although we must note that we do not know the play/line call. That may be true, but there are few plays where the player allowing the sack isn't clear. Not every sack is the fault of any blocker -- if the quarterback rolls out of the pocket, scrambles to create impossible blocking angles or a defense sends more players than can be blocked, the play is logged as being the responsibility of the quarterback or play call.

Team Player Sacks Median Time
49ers Anthony Davis 4 2.55
49ers Joe Staley 2 2
49ers QB/Play Call 2 5.7
49ers David Baas 1 2.4
49ers Mike Iupati 1 2.7
Bears QB/Play Call 7 3
Bears Frank Omiyale 3.5 3.4
Bears Brandon Manumalena 3 3.2
Bears Kevin Shaffer 2 3.75
Bears Robert Garza 2 3.35
Bears Chris Williams 1 2.8
Bears Greg Olsen 1 3.3
Bears Lance Louis 1 2.3
Bears Olin Kreutz 1 3.2
Bears Joe Forte 0.5 3.8
Bengals Andre Smith 1 3.6
Bengals Bernard Scott 1 2.4
Bengals Bobbie Williams 1 2.6
Bengals Dennis Roland 1 3.9
Bengals Kyle Cook 1 2.7
Bengals Nate Livings 1 2.3
Bengals Reggie Kelly 1 3
Bills QB/Play Call 5 2.4
Bills Demetrius Bell 2 2.45
Bills Geoff Hangarnter 2 3.35
Bills Jamon Meredith 2 2.7
Bills Cornell Green 1.5 2.4
Bills Eric Wood 1 2.9
Bills Jonathan Stupar 0.5 2.9
Broncos Stanley Daniels 2.5 2.9
Broncos Ryan Clady 2 3.4
Broncos Ryan Harris 2 3.3
Broncos Zane Beadles 2 3.55
Broncos Laurence Maroney 1 2
Broncos QB/Play Call 1 2.6
Broncos Chris Kuper 0.5 3.4
Broncos Daniel Graham 0.5 2
Broncos J.D. Walton 0.5 2.8
Browns Joe Thomas 2 2.8
Browns Eric Steinbach 1 5.6
Browns Floyd Womack 1 3.1
Browns Peyton Hillis 1 2
Browns QB/Play Call 1 5.6
Browns Tony Pashos 1 3.3
Buccaneers QB/Play Call 5 2.8
Buccaneers Donald Penn 2 2.9
Buccaneers Cadillac Williams 1.5 2.3
Buccaneers Jeremy Trueblood 1 2.95
Buccaneers Davin Joseph 0.5 2.6
Cardinals Brandon Keith 6 2.1
Cardinals QB/Play Call 4 4.85
Cardinals Levi Brown 3 2.45
Cardinals Alan Faneca 1.5 2.6
Cardinals Deuce Lutui 1.5 2.5
Cardinals Ben Patrick 1 3.3
Cardinals Lyle Sendlein 1 2.2
Cardinals Tim Hightower 1 3.2
Chargers Brandyn Dombrowski 3.5 2.3
Chargers QB/Play Call 3 3.3
Chargers Darren Sproles 1 2.1
Chargers Kris Dielman 1 2.6
Chargers Tyrone Green 1 2.6
Chargers Jeromey Clary 0.5 3.3
Chargers Louis Vasquez 0.5 2.7
Chargers Mike Tolbert 0.5 3.3
Chiefs Barry Richardson 1 3.5
Chiefs Leonard Pope 1 2.9
Chiefs QB/Play Call 1 2.5
Colts Ryan Diem 2.5 2.3
Colts Brody Eldridge 1 2.8
Colts Charlie Johnson 0.5 2.4
Colts Jeff Saturday 0.5 2.4
Colts Team Sack 0.5 2.6
Cowboys Leonard Davis 2 2.4
Cowboys Marc Columbo 2 2.2
Cowboys Andre Gurode 1 3.1
Cowboys Marion Barber 1 3.7
Cowboys QB/Play Call 1 4.4
Dolphins Vernon Carey 3 2.9
Dolphins Lousaka Polite 2 2.6
Dolphins QB/Play Call 2 3.5
Dolphins Jake Long 1 3.1
Dolphins Pat McQuistan 1 3.1
Dolphins Richie Incognito 1 2.7
Dolphins Ricky Williams 1 2.8
Eagles QB/Play Call 5 2.4
Eagles King Dunlap 3 2.8
Eagles Nick Cole 3 3.1
Eagles Todd Herremans 2 3.65
Eagles Winston Justice 2 2.6
Eagles Jason Peters 1.5 3
Eagles Jamaal Jackson 1 2.8
Eagles Mike McGlynn 1 2.95
Eagles Reggie Wells 0.5 2.2
Falcons Sam Baker 5 2.8
Falcons Tyson Clabo 3.5 3
Falcons Michael Turner 1 2.3
Falcons Harvey Dahl 0.5 2.7
Giants David Diehl 5 2.5
Giants Kareem McKenzie 3 2.3
Giants QB/Play Call 1 2
Jaguars QB/Play Call 4 2.45
Jaguars Justin Smiley 3 2.5
Jaguars Eben Britton 2.5 2.7
Jaguars Eugene Monroe 2 2.7
Jaguars Rashad Jennings 0.5 2.7
Jets D'Brikishaw Ferguson 2.5 3.1
Jets Matt Slauson 2 2.25
Jets QB/Play Call 1.5 1.9
Jets Damien Woody 1 2.25
Lions Stephen Peterman 4 2.65
Lions Corey Hilliard 1 2.5
Lions Dominic Raiola 1 3.3
Lions Jahvid Best 1 2.8
Lions Jeff Backus 1 2.3
Lions Rob Sims 1 3.2
Packers Chad Clifton 3.5 3
Packers Bryan Bulaga 2 2.3
Packers Mark Tauscher 1.5 2.7
Packers Daryn Colledge 1 2.5
Packers Scott Wells 1 2.7
Packers Sean Wells 1 1.9
Panthers Geoff Schwartz 4 2.7
Panthers Mackenzy Bernadeau 3 2.2
Panthers QB/Play Call 3 4.2
Panthers Jordan Gross 2 2.55
Panthers Tony Fiametta 2 2.45
Panthers Ryan Kalil 1.5 3.2
Panthers Travelle Wharton 1.5 2.7
Patriots Dan Connolly 1 2.7
Patriots Dan Koppen 1 4.1
Patriots Matt Light 1 2.2
Patriots Sebastian Vollmer 1 1.9
Raiders Jared Veldheer 2 2.55
Raiders Mario Henderson 2 2.75
Raiders QB/Play Call 2 4.55
Raiders Daniel Loper 1 1.9
Raiders Darren McFadden 1 1.1
Raiders Langston Walker 1 2.9
Raiders Michael Bush 1 1.3
Raiders Samson Satele 1 2.7
Raiders Zach Miller 1 2
Rams QB/Play Call 5 2
Rams Jason Brown 1 2.6
Rams Jason Smith 1 2.3
Rams John Greco 1 2.7
Rams Kenneth Darby 1 5.3
Rams Stephen Jackson 1 1.1
Rams Steven Jackson 1 3.3
Ravens Chris Chester 1 3.1
Ravens Michael Oher 1 3.5
Ravens QB/Play Call 1 3.8
Ravens Todd Heap 1 3.1
Ravens Marshall Yanda 0.5 3.1
Ravens Matt Birk 0.5 3.9
Redskins Kory Lichtensteiger 2 1.85
Redskins QB/Play Call 2 6
Redskins Trent Williams 2 2.55
Redskins Artis Hicks 1 2.7
Redskins Casey Rabach 1 2.2
Redskins Fred Davis 1 4
Redskins Jamaal Brown 1 2.7
Redskins Jammal Brown 1 2.2
Redskins Ryan Torain 1 2.1
Saints Jon Stinchcomb 3.5 2.4
Saints Jermon Bushrod 1.5 2.2
Saints Carl Nicks 1 2.4
Saints Reggie Bush 1 1.7
Saints David Thomas 0.5 3.9
Saints Qb/Play Call 0.5 2.3
Seahawks Tyler Polumbus 2.5 2.3
Seahawks Russell Okung 2 2.35
Seahawks Ben Hamilton 1 2.35
Seahawks Chris Spencer 1 1.8
Seahawks QB/Play Call 1 3.2
Seahawks John Carlson 0.5 4.2
Seahawks Justin Forsett 0.5 4.2
Seahawks Sean Locklear 0.5 2.4
Steelers Maurkice Pouncey 1.5 2.4
Steelers Flozell Adams 1 3.3
Steelers Heath Miller 1 3.3
Steelers Max Starks 1 2.7
Steelers QB/Play Call 1 2.3
Steelers Tony Hills 1 3.3
Steelers Trai Essex 1 4.7
Steelers Chris Kemoeaty 0.5 2.7
Steelers Doug Legursky 0.5 6.5
Steelers Jonathan Scott 0.5 2.7
Texans Duane Brown 3 3
Texans Eric Winston 3 2.6
Texans QB/Play Call 3 2
Texans Rashad Butler 3 2.5
Texans Joel Dressen 2 2.25
Titans David Stewart 3 2.7
Titans Bo Scaife 1 3
Titans Chris Johnson 1 2.6
Titans Fernando Velasco 1 3.3
Titans Leroy Harris 1 2.7
Titans Michael Roos 1 3.6
Titans QB/Play Call 1 6.7
Titans Qb/Play Call 1 3.7
Vikings QB/Play Call 7 3.6
Vikings Phil Loadholt 2 3
Vikings Anthony Herrera 0.5 2.6
Vikings Visanthe Shinacoe 0.5 2.5
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