Seattle Seahawks strong safety Jamal Adams recorded one sack against his ex-team New York Jets and set the record for the most sacks in a single season by a defensive back with 8.5 sacks on the year. Adams, who forced his way out of New York earlier this year, set the history against the Jets and enjoyed every moment of a 40-3 victory over his ex-team.
"It's a pretty cool feeling when you put your mind to something, because I told myself and I told everybody last year when I did fail with 6.5 sacks and I got hurt, I told everybody that I was going to break the record," Adams said, per ESPN.
"Some people thought I was crazy, some people believed in me. But the only thing that mattered is that I believed in myself. I knew that I was going to break the record." Adams received the game ball after setting the record and he has a spot for it in his Dallas home.
"I kept my cleats, I kept my jersey, I kept my pants, all of that," Adams said. "I'm excited. It really hasn't hit me yet that I broke the record, but really, I'm trying to shatter it to be real with you.
This is just a start. It's not the finish. The marathon continues."
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The Seahawks now stand a 9-4 and, according to the team, their quarterback Russell Wilson is the only quarterback in league history to have had winning seasons in each of his first nine years in the league.
"I think it means everything," Wilson said of the feat. "I think the whole purpose of why we play, why I wake up and play this game, is to win." Meanwhile, the Green Bay Packers also continued their great season as the handed a 31-24 loss to the Detroit Lions to improve to 10-3 and clinch the first place of the NFC North.
"We've played in, I believe, four NFC Championship Games, all four on the road, so being able to have the whole thing come through Green Bay is something that we've talked about for a long time, and we've wanted, and we've never had," Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers acknowledged after the game.
"I think that would definitely be in our favor, with the weather that we have in Green Bay, play at home, be on our schedule. So that's obviously in play. It was always in play, but it's definitely in play now."