Cincinnati Bengals Sack Leaders Per Season

Thomas B. Shea

We take a look at the Bengals sack leaders, per season, since 1982.

By the year 1961, the NFL had begun tracking yardage lost by quarterbacks behind the line of scrimmage. In some cases, the league and individual organizations began tracking the statistic in an unofficial capacity (like tackles today). Despite the league not making quarterback sacks an official statistic until 1982, the Rams media guide credited Deacon Jones with 173.5 sacks.

Just out of general interest on our part, and hopefully for you, we wanted to take a look at the sack leaders in Bengals history over the years.

YEAR Sack leader Total Second-most Total
2012 Geno Atkins 12.5 Michael Johnson 11.5
2011 Geno Atkins 7.5 Jonathan Fanene 6.5
2010 Carlos Dunlap 9.5 Geno Atkins 3.0
2009 Antwan Odom 9.0 Jonathan Fanene 6.0
2008 Antwan Odom, John Thornton, Chinedum Ndukwe 3.0 Robert Geathers 2.5
2007 Robert Geathers 3.5 Ndukwe, Justin Smith, Madieu Williams 2.0
2006 Robert Geathers 10.5 Justin Smith 7.5
2005 Justin Smith 6.0 David Pollack 4.5
2004 Justin Smith 8.0 Duane Clemons 6.5
2003 John Thornton, Duane Clemons 6.0 Justin Smith 5.0
2002 Justin Smith 6.5 Tony Williams 5.0
2001 Reinard Wilson 9.0 Justin Smith 8.5
2000 Oliver Gibson, Steve Foley, Cory Hall 4.0 Reinard Wilson 3.0
1999 Michael Bankston 6.0 Oliver Gibson 4.5
1998 Reinard Wilson 6.0 Clyde Simmons 5.0
1997 Gerald Dixon 8.5 Dan Wilkinson 5.0
1996 Dan Wilkinson 6.5 Ricardo McDonald 5.0
1995 John Copeland 9.0 Dan Wilkinson 8.0
1994 Alfred Williams 9.5 Dan Wilkinson 5.5
1993 Danny Stubbs 5.0 Alfred Williams 4.0
1992 Alfred Williams 10.0 Danny Stubbs 9.0
1991 Tim Krumrie 4.0 James Francis, Alfred Williams, Danny Stubbs 3.0
1990 James Francis 8.0 Natu Tuatagaloa 4.5
1989 Jason Buck 6.0 Jim Skow 4.5
1988 Jim Skow 9.5 Jason Buck 6.0
1987 Reggie Williams 6.0 Jim Skow 4.5
1986 Emanuel King 9.0 Eddie Edwards, Ross Browner 6.5
1985 Ross Browner 9.0 Eddie Edwards 8.5
1984 Eddie Edwards, Reggie Williams 9.0 Ross Browner 8.0
1983 Eddie Edwards 13.0 Reggie Williams 7.5
1982 Eddie Edwards 6.0 Reggie Williams 4.5
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