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NY Jets "Run Sack" Totals Through Three Weeks

Last year, I came up with the idea of compiling "run sacks" for players. On a passing play, defenders are credited with a sack if they tackle the quarterback for either no gain or a loss. Why not look at the numbers when defenders do this on run plays? Pro Football Reference's play index makes it easy to do.

Here are the Jets' totals through three weeks. They are led by a rookie.

Darron Lee 4
Sheldon Richardson 3
Muhammad Wilkerson 3
Leonard Williams 3
Lawrence Thomas 2
David Harris 2
Calvin Pryor 1
Steve McLendon 1
Rontez Miles 1

In case you were wondering, here are the top ten in the NFL so far at this early point in the 2016 season.

Luke Kuechly 7
Preston Brown 6
Michael Bennett 6
NaVorro Bowman 6
Kyle Williams 5
Nick Perry 5
Ndamukong Suh 5
Craig Robertson 5
Telvin Smith 5
Willie Young 5