December 7, 2021

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Shaq Attacking Franchise Records

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As reported by Scott Smith with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Shaq Barrett is closing in rapidly on 2 of the Buccaneers’ single-season records. 

“Chasing 16.5”

Barrett is only 1 sack away from tying Simeon Rice for 2nd that was set back during the Bucs Super Bowl run. If he continues his tear through offenses, he can surely break Warren Sapp’s 2000 record of 16.5.

Smith reports, Barrett (14.5 sacks) has already set the record for the Most Sacks in the First 12 Games of a Season even without notching 2 sacks on Sunday against Jacksonville.

Barrett is not only chasing 16.5 for the franchise, but he’s also 8.5 sacks away from tying Michael Strahan’s 2001 record of 22.5 sacks in a single season. He is averaging 1.2 sacks per game. Barrett will need to get at least 2 sacks per game to break the single-season NFL record. 

All You Need Is “ONE”

There is another record that Barrett could easily match and/or break by the end of the season. Barrett is 2nd in franchise history and leads the NFL with six forced fumbles. As Scott Smith reports, with 1 more forced fumble Barrett would join Wall Chambers (1979), Broderick Thomas (1991), and Stylez G. White (2007) as the only players in franchise history to force seven fumbles in a single-season.

Barrett needs 4 more to tie New York Giants’ Osi Umenyiora (2010), and Chicago Bears’ Charles Tillman (2012) for the NFL history books.