The NFL sack title race is coming down to the wire.
With one game remaining in the regular season, Ravens outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil has 17 sacks to tie his previous career-high established in 2009 when he led the league while playing for the Denver Broncos.
The NFL established the Deacon Jones Award last year to be given annually to the league leader for sacks after the Hall of Fame defensive end died at 74.
Jones coined the term "sack," before it was an official statistic. Unofficially, he had 173 career sacks. Unofficially, Jones had 26 sacks in 1967 in 14 games and 24 sacks in 1968 in 14 games.
The first winner of the Deacon Jones Award last year was Indianapolis Colts pass rusher Robert Mathis.
And Dumervil is playing against Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Connor Shaw, who's playing in his first NFL game.