Bengals extend NFL’s longest sack streak

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Lawson follows penalty with sack

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The Cincinnati Bengals defense wasted no time extending its NFL-best streak of consecutive games with a sack to 34 when Michael Johnson got to Tyrod Taylor on Buffalo’s third snap of the game.

The Bengals, who came into the game ranked third in the league with 12 sacks, went on to drop Taylor five more times on the way to a 20-16 win at Paul Brown Stadium. It was the second time in three weeks the Bengals recorded six sacks in a game after doing so at Green Bay.

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According to Pro Football Reference, the last time the Bengals had two games with at least six sacks in the same season was 2001.

With 18 through five games, the Bengals are on pace for 58. The franchise record is 51, set in 2012.

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Johnson led the way Sunday with two, while Vontaze Burfict, Carl Lawson, Geno Atkins and Jordan Willis each had one.

Willis’ was the first of his career, while Johnson’s marked the first time he’s had two sacks in a game since 2014.