06 Feb 2009
Kurt Warner and Larry Fitzgerald aside, Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett looked as good as anyone on the losing side in the Super Bowl, providing a consistent disruptive force and coming up with two sacks.
Or so we thought.
After a review of the game, the NFL has credited Dockett with a third sack, tying him with Reggie White for the Super Bowl record.
(Ed. Note: Believe it or not, Dockett can thank Football Outsiders for his sack record. I noticed the 0-yard scramble when I was breaking the PBP down on Sunday night, and e-mailed my NFL contact about it. Technically, there is no such thing as a 0-yard scramble -- any pass play where a quarterback tries to run and does not gain yardage is a sack. Thus, the change... it was actually already reflected in Roethlisberger's stats when we did Quick Reads Monday. -- Aaron)
21 comments, Last at 09 Feb 2009, 3:45pm by MJK
Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?