FTP: Abraham credited with 3rd sack

November, 14, 2013
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TEMPE, Ariz. -- Cardinals linebacker John Abraham moved into a tie for 11th on the all-time sack list on Wednesday.

Three days after recording two sacks against the Houston Texans, Abraham was credited with a third by the Elias Sports Bureau, according to a team release. The sack, which happened early in the fourth quarter, was taken away from defensive end Frostee Rucker.

However, a replay shows the evidence to take the sack away from Rucker was inconclusive. On the film, it looks like Rucker gets enough of Keenum’s right foot to cause him to start tripping and when he turns around to find Abraham in his face, Keenum falls.

The difference between two and three sacks was a spot in the record books for Abraham. He now has 128 career sacks, tying him with Rickey Jackson for 11th all time and moves him 4.5 away from No. 10, Lawrence Taylor.

The sack was Abraham’s sixth in the last three games, a franchise record for sacks in that time span. Sunday was Abraham’s ninth career three-sack game. Only three other players in history -- Lawrence Taylor (12), Reggie White (12) and Derrick Thomas (10) -- had more.

Abraham was responsible for 42 yards lost on sacks, which set a Cardinals record, according to Stats Inc., which has only kept the stat since 1994.

In other news ...

Kent Somers of AZCentral.com writes about Calais Campbell’s ever-growing presence on the defense.

Craig Morgan of FoxSportsArizona.com writes about the running back situation being status quo.

Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com writes about Justin Bethel’s impact on special teams.

Kyle Odegard of AZCardinals.com writes about Carson Palmer’s improving numbers.

Josh Weinfuss

ESPN Arizona Cardinals reporter

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