Posted Mon Nov 26th by Jon Heath
Update (11/27, 6:18 p.m.): As was pointed out in the comments, Clady did allow one sack on Sunday, against Justin Houston. Clady was officially credited with the sack on Tuesday.
Yet another week has gone by and Ryan Clady‘s stat line remains unscathed.
On Sunday, the Broncos’ left tackle was faced with the task of blocking Kansas City’s Tamba Hali, who has recorded 32.5 sacks since 2010. Clady walked away from the game having been credited with no sacks allowed, to Hali or anyone else.
On the season, Clady remains the only left tackle that has started in every game this season without allowing a sack, according to Stats Inc*. Prior to this season, his best stat line came after his rookie season, in which he only allowed 0.5 sacks (2008).
*Stats Inc. has updated their Week 12 stat totals and Clady was not credited with a sack allowed against the Chiefs, despite fans recalling Clady having allowed one sack on Sunday. Either Clady was not credited with the sack or Stats Inc. is yet to update their sacks allowed totals. Either way, allowing one sack through eleven games is still a remarkable feat for a left tackle.
A two-time Pro Bowler, Clady is scheduled to become a free agent following the 2012 season, presumably after being voted into the third Pro Bowl of his career.
The Broncos, and quarterback Peyton Manning, will want to secure Clady’s services moving forward. With Clady protecting his blindside, Manning has led the Broncos to an 8-3 record while completing 67.7% of his passes for 3,260 yards and 26 touchdowns on the year.
With Clady’s help, Manning can help the team clinch the AFC West on Sunday.