St. Louis Rams defensive ends Chris Long (91) and Robert Quinn (94) celebrate after Quinn sacked Arizona Cardinals quarterback John Skelton (not pictured) in the second quarter of a game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Chris Morrison-USA TODAY Sports
(KSDK Sports) -- The Rams defense generated six sacks on the day, tying the Denver Broncos for most sacks in the NFL with 52. Entering Week 17 the Rams were tied for third alongside Green Bay with 46 sacks.
DEs Chris Long and William Hayes and LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar each recorded a sack in the first quarter. The last time the Rams posted three sacks in a single quarter came against the Green Bay Packers on Oct. 21, 2012 during the first quarter.
Hayes recorded his seventh sack on the year for a loss of five yards, a career-high for the fifth-year veteran.
Dunbar's first quarter sack gave him 4.5 on the season, a career-best. According to press box statistics, Dunbar also led the team in tackles with 11 (four solo).
Long notched a pair of sacks in the first half and finished the game with three for a total loss of 26 yards. The last time Long recorded three sacks in a single game came on Oct. 30, 2011 against the New Orleans Saints.
DE Robert Quinn pushed his season sack total to 10.5 after bringing down Seahawks QB Russell Wilson for a loss of two yards early in the second quarter. The sack marked the team's 50th of the season.
Long and Quinn are the first pair of Rams to record double-digit sack numbers since Grant Wistrom and Kevin Carter generated 11 and 10 sacks, respectively, in 2000.