AFC North: Top 10 Impact Players

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Sep 28, 2014; Baltimore, MD, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) is sacked by Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs (55) and linebacker Elvis Dumervil (58) at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Terrell Suggs/Elvis Dumervil

These two player have to be ranked together, since they cause havoc together. Dumervil and Suggs accounted for 29 sacks last year. As you can see, these two players accounted for more sacks by themselves then the entire Bengals defense. If we take their 2013 contributions, Cincinnati’s 2014 defense only beats them out by 0.5 of a sack. They accounted for 19.5 together.

Dumervil and Suggs have been causing havoc in the AFC North for two years now but, Suggs has been causing quarterbacks restless nights since 03′. They are both two highly productive players who make the Ravens defense so legit.

Andy Dalton has been one of the least sacked quarterbacks in the league the past few seasons, but going up against the Ravens is no walk in the park. Suggs and Dumervil get after it! It is safe to say Andrew Whitworth and Andre Smith have their hands full twice a year.