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Von Miller Becomes All-Time Sacks Leader for Denver Broncos

Linebacker Von Miller of the Denver Broncos has said during his entire career that the most important part of job with the team is sacking the quarterback and making plays that are game-changing.

Miller stuck to that mindset so much that he set a new Broncos record for most sacks in team history. He did so on the last play of the third quarter against Cleveland on Saturday. Von Miller sacked Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, recording the 98th sack of his career.

With that sack, Miller passed Broncos great Simon Fletcher. Fletcher held the previous all-time sacks record for Denver at 97.5 sacks. Immediately following the sack, a video was played of Fletcher on the stadium scoreboard congratulating Miller. Fletcher attended the game.


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Following Denver’s loss to Cleveland 17-16, Miller said he saw the video and that he and Simon have been friends for the last five to six years. Miller added that Fletcher drove from Wyoming to see the game showing great support by a Broncos legend.

With the sack on Saturday, Miller has 14.5 for the season. This is his second highest total for one season, with two games remaining. In 2012, he set his career high with 18.5 sacks.


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When asked during the week leading up to the game if he thinks about sack awards and records, Miller said not really. He added that the sack race for this season is very close and that he is only three sacks behind current leader Aaron Donald from the Los Angeles Rams and the second place player is only one sack behind Donald.

Former Buffalo Bills great Bruce Smith holds the all-time NFL sacks record with 200.0, while Reggie White finished second with 198.0.

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