Bruce Smith has the most career sacks by a defensive lineman in the playoffs, with 14.5 sacks.

what defensive end has the most career sacks in the playoffs
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What defensive end has the most career defensive sacks in the playoffs?
SmithWhiteClarkDentFreeneyTolbertArmstrongMannStrahanSmithWrightMcGinestManleyTownsendGastineauAvrilRiceStokesDolemanJonesMarshallSuh14.512.011.010.510.010.010.010.09.59.59.08.58.07.57.57.07.07.07.07.07.06.5
NAMEGPSCKTKLASTCOMBSCKYINTINT YDSINT TDFFFRFR TD
Bruce SmithBruce Smith2014.500000
Reggie WhiteReggie White1912.000000
Frank ClarkFrank Clark1111.0161026103000100
Richard DentRichard Dent1210.500000
Dwight FreeneyDwight Freeney1910.02983762000210
Tony TolbertTony Tolbert1510.000000
Trace ArmstrongTrace Armstrong1410.0000000000
Charles MannCharles Mann1910.000000
Michael StrahanMichael Strahan109.525530000200
Neil SmithNeil Smith169.500001
Jeff WrightJeff Wright169.000000
Willie McGinestWillie McGinest98.510515000000
Dexter ManleyDexter Manley148.000000
Greg TownsendGreg Townsend107.500000
Mark GastineauMark Gastineau67.500000
Cliff AvrilCliff Avril117.02152650000200
Simeon RiceSimeon Rice77.018422000310
Fred StokesFred Stokes77.000000
Chris DolemanChris Doleman177.000000
Sean JonesSean Jones187.000000
Leonard MarshallLeonard Marshall117.000000
Ndamukong SuhNdamukong Suh106.517133048000000
Jason FiskJason Fisk116.5000000000
Dwaine BoardDwaine Board86.500000
Jim JeffcoatJim Jeffcoat156.500000
StatMuse has season-level data for sacks going back to the 1982 playoffs.

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