Sean Lee ties 41-year-old mark
Lee tied a franchise record with 21 tackles against the Seahawks, including 15 solo stops, and if not for sitting out six snaps after taking a blindside hit from wide receiver Golden Tate, Lee could have had the record all by himself.
On Sept. 26, 1971 – more than 15 years before Lee was born – Lee Roy Jordan made 21 tackles against Philadelphia. Lee’s previous high was 19 last year at New England.
“I’m just going out there playing, just play to play trying to make a play, reading my keys and running to the football,” Lee said. “When you get in the game and you’re just playing, you don’t know. You don’t keep track of stuff like that.”
Tackles are not an official NFL statistic. Lee’s 21 tackles came after the coaches’ review of the game. The Seattle statisticians credited Lee with 14 tackles from the CenturyLink Field press box.
Eugene Lockhart holds the team’s record for tackles in a season with 222 in 1989. After two games, Lee is on pace for 280 tackles.
That’s not necessarily a good thing, by the way.
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