Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

McGinest Sets Sack Record vs. Williams; Patriots' Veteran Linebacker Collects 4 1/2 Sacks against Jaguars, Also Sets Career Playoff Record

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

McGinest Sets Sack Record vs. Williams; Patriots' Veteran Linebacker Collects 4 1/2 Sacks against Jaguars, Also Sets Career Playoff Record

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Byline: GARRY SMITS

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Willie McGinest wasn't ready to call it his best game ever, mainly because that would tap his memory a bit much.

"I've been playing 12 years. . . . that's a lot of games," he said. "I don't remember all of them."

But the numbers told a different story. The Patriots veteran outside linebacker, 34 years old and as frisky as a rookie, had a playoff-record 4 1/2 sacks Saturday against the Jaguars in a 28-3 AFC wild-card playoff victory at Gillette Stadium. Not only was it the most sacks he's ever had in a regular-season or playoff game, but it gave him the NFL career sack record for the playoffs, with 16.

Bruce Smith previously held the career record, with 14 1/2 sacks. The single-game record was 3 1/2, shared by Richard Dent of Chicago (1985 against the New York Giants) and Rich Milot of the Washington Redskins (1984 against Chicago).

Unfortunately for Jaguars right tackle Maurice Williams, every sack came from his side. …

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