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
"Last team with the ball wins" is a cliche, but sometimes cliches are the best way to get across the central narrative of an important game. If you like great quarterback play, you have to watch the NFC Championship Game.