New England Patriots Single Season Defensive Leaders

Ranked by Sacks

The following are the New England Patriots single season defensive leaders ranked by sacks. Included are player stats for the New England Patriots (NFL) from 1971-2020, the Boston Patriots (NFL) in 1970 and the Boston Patriots (AFL) from 1960-1969. Only stats for Regular Season Games have been included. Andre Tippett is the New England Patriots single season leader in sacks with 18.5.

Players active with the New England Patriots during the 2019 NFL season are listed in bold.

      Sacks
Player Season Team Sacks
  A. Tippett 1984 NE 18.5
  A. Tippett 1985 NE 16.5
  C. Jones 2015 NE 12.5
  A. Tippett 1987 NE 12.5
  M. Vrabel 2007 NE 12.5
  C. Jones 2013 NE 11.5
  W. McGinest 1995 NE 11.0
  G. Veris 1986 NE 11.0
  M. Anderson 2011 NE 10.0
  T. Banta-Cain 2009 NE 10.0
  A. Carter 2011 NE 10.0
  G. Veris 1985 NE 10.0
  W. McGinest 1996 NE 9.5
  W. McGinest 2004 NE 9.5
  C. Slade 1994 NE 9.5
  A. Tippett 1986 NE 9.5
  M. Vrabel 2003 NE 9.5
  W. McGinest 1999 NE 9.0
  C. Slade 1993 NE 9.0
  C. Slade 1997 NE 9.0
  R. Colvin 2006 NE 8.5
  A. Tippett 1993 NE 8.5
  A. Tippett 1983 NE 8.5
  A. Tippett 1991 NE 8.5
  J. Adams 1983 NE 8.0
  D. Blackmon 1985 NE 8.0
  R. Ninkovich 2012 NE 8.0
  R. Ninkovich 2014 NE 8.0
  R. Ninkovich 2013 NE 8.0
  R. Seymour 2003 NE 8.0
  R. Seymour 2008 NE 8.0
  J. Sheard 2015 NE 8.0
  B. Williams 1988 NE 8.0
  B. Williams 1989 NE 8.0
  D. Blackmon 1986 NE 7.5
  T. Flowers 2018 NE 7.5
  J. Green 2006 NE 7.5
  T. Warren 2006 NE 7.5
  J. Collins 2019 NE 7.0
  R. Colvin 2005 NE 7.0
  T. Flowers 2016 NE 7.0
  B. Hamilton 2001 NE 7.0
  G. Jeter 1989 NE 7.0
  C. Slade 1996 NE 7.0
  H. Thomas 1997 NE 7.0
  A. Tippett 1988 NE 7.0
  A. Tippett 1992 NE 7.0
  G. Veris 1987 NE 7.0
  B. Williams 1986 NE 7.0
  T. Flowers 2017 NE 6.5