On Sunday, in the team’s shocking 20-17 upset victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, Parsons was frankly unstoppable. Often going up against former Cowboys’ offensive tackle La’el Collins, the second-year Dallas defender racked up 2.0 sacks, five quarterback hits, four solo tackles and two tackles for loss in the Week Two win. According to Pro Football Focus, Parsons also had eight pressures on quarterback Joe Burrow and a win rate of 22.9%.
Posting 4.0 sacks in his first two games this season, Parson currently leads the NFL in that category going into the league’s two Monday Night Football games. The Los Angeles Chargers’ Khalil Mack is right behind him with 3.5 sacks. And there are five other players with 3.0 sacks so far this season, all of whom have played two games each.
If this pace continues, which is crazy to even consider, Parsons would rack up an incredible 34.0 sacks. The current NFL record for sacks during a season is only 22.5 which is held by both the New York Giants’ Michael Strahan (2001) and the Pittsburgh Steelers’ T.J. Watt (2021).
Micah Parsons has already made NFL history. He’s the first player to record 17.0 total sacks in his first 18 games as a professional since the league started officially tracking those statistics back in 1982.