By JERRY TAPP
Four games this season … four games where Rashan Gary has a sack.
Gary collected a sack in his fourth straight game this season with a two-sack performance on Sunday against the New England Patriots. His stat line also included seven combined tackles, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. Significant work for the 4th-year Packer who was the team’s first round pick (12th overall) in the 2019 draft.
Gary has 21.5 sacks in 51 career games and has had at least one sack in 18 of those games… the Packers are 16-2 in those contests. He has at least one sack in nine of his last 12 games.
Gary’s run of a sack in four straight games this season puts him in some special company: He becomes the 11th player in Green Bay history to have a sack in four consecutive games. The team record is five games held by Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila and Tim Harris who each had sacks in five straight games in their careers. Gary will look to join this duo if he can secure a sack versus the New York Giants this Sunday in the Pack’s contest in London.
Here are the 11 Green Bay players who have had four or more consecutive games with a sack:
Matthews tops the above list with four times that he had sacks in four or more consecutive games. Harris did it three times, while Gbaja-Biamila, Jones and White each twice had streaks of four or more straight games with a sack in their careers.
There have been 40 times in the league where a player had at least one sack in seven or more straight games. Chris Jones of the Kansas City Chiefs in 2018 set the NFL record for most consecutive games with a sack with 11. Prior to that, DeMarcus Ware (Cowboys in 2007-08) and Simon Fletcher (Denver, 1992-93) held the record with 10 straight games with a sack.
Those 40 times where a player had seven or more consecutive games with a sack has been done by 36 players. Four players, Reggie White, DeMarcus Ware, Robert Mathis and Simon Fletcher) each accomplished this feat twice in their careers.