I was watching the Sunday night game between Chicago and Atlanta. During the game I saw Atlanta rush 4 linemen and still manage to sack the Chicago quarterback. The announcers marveled about how Atlanta was able to manage the feat. Then I was reading the recap of the Tennessee game and was stunned to see that Tennessee had -7 yards in passing offense, without ever taking a sack. That episode started me thinking about sacks in general and feeling good about how well Doom has been doing in that category. I discovered a rather interesting statistic.
Going into this weekend, the Broncos were 3rd in the league in sacks with 16. Doom was tied for 1st with 8 sacks, or 1/2 of Denver's sacks. Even more interesting than that was the discovery that Doom has more sacks than some NFL teams. Again, Doom has 8 sacks, the following teams have fewer:
Atlanta 8 (okay, so this one is tie, but Doom has as many as a team)
San Diego 6
New York Jets 5
Kind of bodes well for the Denver defense, don't you think?