SEATTLE -- While downplaying the notion of Sunday's game being about his own personal revenge, Jamal Adams acknowledged that it would be "sweet" to make NFL history against his former team.
Even sweeter, the Seattle Seahawks' All-Pro strong safety did so in a blowout win.
Adams recorded another sack to set the single-single season record for a defensive back as the Seahawks hammered the New York Jets 40-3 at Lumen Field. That kept the Jets (0-13) winless and got the Seahawks (9-4) back on track following last week's upset loss to the New York Giants.
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The 37-point margin of victory is the Seahawks' second-largest since Pete Carroll became their head coach in 2010.
Seattle got four touchdown passes from Russell Wilson, who now has 36 this season. That establishes a new career-high and breaks the franchise record of 35 he set in 2018. He was 21 of 27 for 206 yards and an interception before being replaced by Geno Smith late in the third quarter.
Adams was credited with a sack on a play in which he chased quarterback Sam Darnold out of bounds for a 1-yard loss in the second quarter. That gave Adams 8.5 this season. The Arizona Cardinals' Adrian Wilson had 8.0 sacks in 2005, which was previously the record for most sacks in a season since they became an official statistic in 1982, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Adrian Wilson reached that total in 16 games while Adams has topped it in his ninth game, having missed four with a groin injury.
The Seahawks acquired Adams from the Jets in July in a blockbuster trade that cost Seattle its first-round picks in each of the next two drafts. Adams said Friday that he didn't want to make Sunday's game about himself said it would be "sweet" to break the NFL's DB sack record against his former team.
Earlier in Sunday's game, Adams missed a would-be interception when he broke on a Darnold throw but let it bounce off his chest. That would have been Adams' first interception of the season and only the third of his career.
Adams finished with five tackles, one sack and a tackle for loss.
Including his sack Sunday, he now has 20.5 sacks in his NFL career. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that's tied with Rodney Harrison for the most sacks by a defensive back before his 30th birthday since sacks became official in 1982. Adams just turned 25 years old in October. Adams passed Charles Woodson for the seventh-most sacks by a DB since 1982, according to ESPN Stats & Information. He's the only DB to reach 20-plus career sacks without playing 100 career games (Sunday was his 55th career game).