A review of the Raiders' season finale Sunday at San Diego by the Elias Sports Bureau, which is the NFL's official statistician, gave defensive tackle Desmond Bryant a full sack, rather than sharing one with defensive end Lamarr Houston, on a second-quarter sack of Philip Rivers.
A day earlier, Elias gave Bryant a full sack of Carolina's Cam Newton -- originally ruled a shared sack with defensive tackle Tommy Kelly -- on the second-quarter play that ended with Newton kicking Kelly in the facemask.
As a result, Bryant, a former undrafted free agent who is headed to unrestricted free agency after replacing the injured Richard Seymour as a starter in the second half of the season, and Houston shared the team lead with four sacks apiece. In fact, it is the lowest total for a season sack leader since Kelly's four sacks led the Raiders in 2004.
Following, then, the Raiders' season-by-season sack leaders and the Raiders' team total in said year, since the sack became an official stat in 1982:
|1982||Lyle Alzado, Ted Hendricks||7||38|
|2007||D. Burgess, Chris Clemons||8||27|
|2008||Kalimba Edwards, T. Scott||5||32|
|2009||Trevor Scott, Greg Ellis||7||37|