14. Chandler Jones’ strip-sack against the Giants
When it happened: Week 10 (November 15th, 2015)
Where it happened: East Rutherford, New Jersey
What happened: Jones forced a fumble of Eli Manning, and the Patriots recovered deep in Giants territory.
Right when the Patriots needed a turnover against the Giants, Jones answered the call by recording his 10.5th sack and second forced fumble of the season. Justin Coleman recovered the fumble, ending a threatening G-Men drive. In a game that was decided by one possession (and one point), Jones’ strip-sack can be pointed to as one of the deciding factors.
Jones has made plenty of other highlight-reel plays this season, including a three-sack performance against the Buffalo Bills and several other multiple-sack outings. Because the strip-sack of Manning was such a meaningful play in the Patriots’ closest scare of the season, this moment that makes the list.
Right now, Jones has 12.5 sacks on the season, tying Mike Vrabel’s total in 2007. If Jones gets one more on his stat sheet, he will have more sacks in one season than any other player in the Bill Belichick era.
Next: 13. Jamie Collins’ extra-point block