New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan has a chance to write his name in the history books this Sunday as the franchise leader in sacks.
Jordan sacked Cardinals' Kyler Murray in Week 7, bringing his career total up to 111.5. Now, Jordan just needs 3.5 more sacks to surpass Rickey Jackson for the Saints' all-time franchise record for sacks.
The former first-rounder has already become a legendary member of NOLA's defense, recording 10 or more sacks in six seasons thus far. At 33 years old and counting, Jordan hasn't yet experienced a decline in form and indubitably remains the team's most dangerous pass-rusher.
Saints' Cam Jordan could become franchise's all-time sack leader in Week 8
If Jordan notches 3.5 more sacks on Sunday, not only will he officially become the franchise's sack leader, but he'll have extended his streak of 7-plus sacks to eleven consecutive seasons. He currently has 4.5 in 2022 and is on track to hit a whopping 16 by the end of the year.
Jordan's performance has been far from worrying in the past few weeks. The Saints' defense as a whole nonetheless appears to have regressed in 2022: NOLA's total defense ranks 14th in the league (340 yards allowed per game) and the scoring defense ranks 31st (28.6 points per game).
The Saints can try to change that narrative in Week 8 against the Las Vegas Raiders, though they'll come up against both a powerful run and passing game.
Will Jordan make history on Sunday? The more important question to him may be: Can the Saints stop their downward spiral and get a much-needed victory?