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Panthers DE Julius Peppers gets early milestone sack vs. Eagles

Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers didn’t need long to reach a milestone sack.

Peppers stripped Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz on a sack on the game-opening drive, leading to a quick takeaway and putting Peppers at 150 career sacks.

That play pushed Peppers to fifth all-time in career sacks, leaving him just half a sack behind Chris Doleman (150.5) for fourth place on the NFL’s all-time sack list.

Peppers is off to the second-fastest start of his career in sacks with 6.5. He had eight through the first six games of the 2006 season en route to 13. He had only three at this point in 2008 when he had a career-best 14.5 sacks.

The nine-time Pro Bowl selection returned to Carolina, where he was the second pick of the 2002 draft, during the offseason after spending the past seven seasons at Chicago and Green Bay.
Peppers has pushed his franchise-leading sack total to 87.5.

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