In Week 5’s edition of TNF, Aaron Donald became the Rams all-time franchise Sacks leader as they came out on top in a divisional affair with the Seattle Seahawks. The perennial All-Pro and 3x DPOY reached 88.5 sacks on Thursday, surpassing St. Louis Rams legend Leonard Little in the official sacks era (since 1982). Donald has long been considered a top player in the NFL, and this is just another milestone in what will end up being a surefire first-ballot Hall of Fame career.
Most career SK in #Rams history since officially tracked in 1982:
1. Aaron Donald (88.5)^
2. Leonard Little (87.5)
3. Kevin Greene (72.5)
T4. Kevin Carter, Robert Quinn (62.5)
6. Chris Long (54.5)
— Pro Sports Outlook (@PSO_Sports) October 8, 2021
- Most career SK in Rams history: 1. AD (88.5), 2. Leonard Little (87.5), 3. Kevin Greene (72.5), T4. Kevin Carter, Rob Quinn (62.5)
- Seattle is on pace to allow the most YDS on defense (450.8/GP) in NFL history, just like they were through 5 weeks in 2020
- QB Russell Wilson was a perfect 9-0 in his 9 TNF games before facing the LA Rams
- Wilson had a .776 career win percentage in prime-time games in his NFL career, the highest mark by a starting QB since 1950
3 REASONS WHY AARON DONALD IS BETTER THAN ANY NFL DEFENSIVE TACKLE EVER
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Because Aaron Donald is shorter than the average DT and almost every O-Lineman, he has the leverage advantage on almost every snap where he can get under the blocker’s pads and execute the popular football phrase “low man wins”. Something he executes better than anybody who’s ever played the game.
Aaron Donald is far from the average 6’0” male and thus, using his near-superhero strength, he is able to bully his way through offensive lineman, taking the most direct route to the quarterback as he continuously bullrushes weaker Offensive Lineman that have no chance to stop the brute strength the 3x DPOY possesses.
Even with his incredible strength and power, Donald is also one of the quickest defensive lineman in recent memory. He uses a combination of speed finesse and power moves to easily evade blockers, go from one gap to another in the blink of an eye, and wiggle past opposing blockers with ease.
Double punt on TNF of course
So this happened.