BRACKET CHALLENGE: Michael Strahan vs. Tiki Barber

BRACKET CHALLENGE: Michael Strahan vs. Tiki Barber

Michael Strahan vs. Tiki Barber


DE Michael Strahan, 2001
Stats: 73 TACK (61 SOLO), 22.5 SACKS, 2 PD, 6 FF, 1 FR

There have been many valiant attempts, but no one has broken Michael Strahan's single-season NFL sack record of 22.5 in 2001. After recording none in the first two weeks, Strahan opened the flood gates with three in his third game. He had at least 1.5 sacks in seven games, including a career-high 4.0 at St. Louis in Week 5. Justin Houston (2014 with Kansas City) and Jared Allen (2011 with Minnesota) have come the closest to breaking the record, but both fell a half-sack short.

RB Tiki Barber, 2005

There have been only four seasons in which a Giants player racked up 2,000 yards from scrimmage, and Tiki Barber accounts for three of them (Saquon Barkley has the other). Barber did it in three consecutive seasons from 2004-06, with a franchise-record 2,390 in the middle of that span. Averaging 149.4 scrimmage yards per game, he finished the season with 357 carries for 1,860 (both also franchise records), and 54 catches for 530 yards.