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Mario keeping sack pace

Posted by Chris Brown on October 28, 2013 – 8:37 am

Bills DE Mario Williams had another sack in Sunday’s loss to the Saints and has upped his season total to 11 in the first eight games. His 11 sacks through 8 games are most by a Bill since sack became official statistic in 1982.

Williams and the Bills totaled four sacks on Drew Brees, which was good for a guy that climbs the pocket and throws on the run as good as anyone.

“We knew it was going to be tough obviously he’s a very smart quarterback,” said Williams of Brees. “He’s been in the league for a while and at the end of the day we left a few out there. We’ve got to get a quicker step and get him down.”

One of 19 NFL players since 1982 with 11+ sacks through first 8 games of season (joined by Justin Houston of K.C., 11.0, incl. 1.0 today vs. Cle.) … Williams, Houston, and Robert Mathis of Ind. (11.5, on bye this past week) are first NFL players with 11+ in first half of season since Jared Allen (12.5) and DeMarcus Ware (12.0) in 2011.

Williams sack streak is now at five games, the longest streak in team history since Aaron Schobel went six games in a row in 2006.

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