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Disruption off the edge -- Chandler Jones leads the way

Just last week, Chandler Jones was lamenting not what he has done this season, but what he has not. So it's possible the defensive end would take the other side of the latest stat tweeted out by ESPN Tuesday -- that Jones, at four percent, has the greatest percentage of "disrupted dropbacks" of any player. That is defined as a passing down in which the player got a sack, interception, batted pass or defended pass.

So maybe Jones would just see it as the 96 percent of passing downs in which he didn't have a direct impact (although without adding in pressures or hits, it's safe to say Jones has directly impacted plenty of other passes.)

Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who is leading the league with 14½ sacks (and holy crap with that from an interior lineman), is second of this disrupted dropbacks list at 3.4 percent.

Jones has 10½ sacks this season. He also has, according to the Cards' defensive coaches, has 10 tackles for loss, 16 pressures, 15 quarterback hits and three forced fumbles. Jones has been a menace this season, a good thing for the Cardinals. The numbers back it up.

DE Chandler Jones sacks Raiders QB Derek Carr.
DE Chandler Jones sacks Raiders QB Derek Carr.

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