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Elvis Dumervil breaks Ravens record for sacks in a single season

Dumervil added two sacks and a Ravens single-season record in Sunday's game against the Dolphins.

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It wouldn't be a surprise if Ryan Tannehill had nightmares involving Elvis Dumervil following Baltimore's 28-13 win over Miami.

After all, Dumervil was in the young quarterback's grill all game, hitting him repeatedly and notching 3.5 sacks in the process. This huge game has furthered Dumervil's quest for an NFL sack title and gave him the single-season sack record in Ravens franchise history.

Dumervil broke the record previously held by Peter Boulware, who had 15 in 2001. That means, with all of the standout defensive players in team history, this record stood for 13 years before Dumervil broke it this season. And he has three weeks to put some distance on the mark too.

Dumervil and the Ravens' front seven did an outstanding job against the Dolphins after some early jitters. It hasn't been an easy task in recent weeks with the secondary dealing with numerous injuries and shakeups. The group has put it upon themselves to lead the entire defense as the Ravens continue to vie for a spot in the postseason.

Dumervil has been a big reason why. He's having a career kind of season and could possibly set a season-best in sacks. His previous best came in 2009 when he recorded 17 sacks.

As of Monday, Dumervil and Chiefs outside linebacker Justin Houston are battling for the sack title, with both having 16 each. If Dumervil keeps playing the way he is, he's sure to have a season to remember.