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Sack Record Odds: Is Michael Strahan’s Single Season Record In Danger?

The actual single-season sack record will be something some fans will debate until the end of time. Not because they don’t believe Michael Strahan made 22.5 sacks back in 2001. Many think Brett Favre gave him the last one, but it counted. So, for now, the record is his.

But that could change if the league makes the surprising decision to review film prior to 1982 (when sacks became an official statistic), which will likely never happen. There is also a chance someone could beat his mark.

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Bovada.lv has given odds to three guys possibly doing it this season—Akiem Hicks, Aldon Smith, and T.J Watt.

  • 2020 – 2021 Regular Season – Will Akiem Hicks Break Michael Strahan’s Single-Season Sacks Record?
    • Yes (23 Or More) +900
    • No (22.5 Or Less) -3500

Hicks is off to a strong start this year, with 3.5 in three games for the Bears. In a division with three strong passing teams, the opportunity could present itself for him to wrack up quite a few. However, he would need to average 1.5 sacks a game for the rest of the season.

While he is a good pass rusher, his personal best for a single season is 8.5, which he did with the Bears in sixteen games in 2017. Expecting him to more than double his personal best may be asking too much.

  • 2020 – 2021 Regular Season – Will Aldon Smith Break Michael Strahan’s Single-Season Sacks Record?
    • Yes (23 Or More) +1000
    • No (22.5 Or Less)        -5000

This would be a fantastic story. For those that do not know, Smith had been out of the NFL for five years before the Cowboys signed him in the offseason. But with his legal and substance abuse issues behind him, Jerry Jones felt good about giving the former first-round pick another chance.

So far, he is certainly making the most of it.

Heading into Sunday’s game against the Seahawks, he only had a single sack. But then he exploded against Seattle for three sacks to become the league leader after three weeks. However, to break the record, he will need to average 1.5 a game like Hicks.

Can he do it? Realistically, probably not. But Smith is a virtual unknown right now. In 2011, when he was taken with the No. 7 pick by the 49ers, he was expected to be the next great pass rusher. But that was then.

He has already surpassed any reasonable expectation the Cowboys had for him. However, it is hard to say what his ceiling is. Nineteen more sacks is a tall order, though. This one is worth a small wager, but not a significant amount of money by any means.

  • 2020 – 2021 Regular Season – Will T.J. Watt Break Michael Strahan’s Single-Season Sacks Record?
    • Yes (23 Or More) +1000
    • No (22.5 Or Less) -5000

The Steelers rising star has recorded 3.5 sacks this year, 2.5 against Denver and another one last week against the Texans. Like Hicks and Smith, he’ll need to average 1.5 a game the rest of the way to break the record—which will be easier said than done, of course.

But can he do it?

Watt has been improving with each year, going from seven as a rookie to 13 in 2018 and 14.5 last year. With the Steelers expected to be one of the better teams in the NFL this year, opposing teams could be trailing a lot, allowing Watt to collect more.

With the Steelers schedule, the opportunity could present itself. But the likelihood is not great. If you take the bet, do not risk much.

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