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Dwight Freeney has been a huge part of the Colts defense this year, as the Freeney-Mathis combination continues to wreak havoc on opposing offenses. The 0-5 record doesn’t get in their way, as they continue to try as hard as ever. And so far, both have been doing a solid job.
Indianapolis will be facing the Cincinnati Bengals today, as the dynamic duo looks to take control over rookie quarterback Andy Dalton. To the surprise of many, the Bengals have been pretty good this season and Dalton has been solid for a rookie.
With 98.5 sacks on his resume, Freeney could reach the 100-sack milestone.
If Freeney reaches the milestone, he’ll be the 26th player ever to get 100 sacks, in company with other great players like Derrick Thomas, John Randle, and Michael Strahan. It would be great for Indianapolis to see Freeney solidify himself among the greats, and for the Colts to get their first victory of the season.
“It means a lot to me because it’s someplace where a lot of guys haven’t been and it’s a pretty number,” Freeney told the Indianapolis Star. “It’s a three-digit (number) and 100 anything is good, almost, other than 100 strikeouts or 100 missed tackles.”
“Five hundred home runs for baseball, you’ve got 20-something guys that are on that list. That is kind of comparable with the sacks.”
It will be exciting how Freeney plays today.