Seattle Seahawk Michael Bennett is now tied for the NFL lead in sacks after getting 3.5 against the 49ers Thursday night.

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When the dust — or at least, the famously unsteady grass — at Levi’s Stadium settled Thursday night, Seattle’s Michael Bennett had moved into the NFL lead in sacks.

Bennett had 3.5 sacks of Colin Kaepernick in the game and now has 6.5 for the season, tying him with Cincinnati’s Carlos Dunlap (true, his lead might be short-lived since the Seahawks have played one more game than all but one other team. But for now, that’s where Bennett is).

Bennett took little of the credit later, saying: “The quarterback held the ball today, so it just gave me some time to get there. I have to give it to the DBs they did a great job today, everybody as a whole did great as a defense.”

He showed he was enjoying his work on the field, though.

Bennett punctuated a few of his sacks by kissing his biceps, which some took as a jab at Kaepernick, who has made that his signature move.

Bennett (as you can see in the video above) said what he was really trying to do was just tone down his act some, having in the past done a Ravishing Rick Rude dance (and maybe try to avoid a fine).

“They’ve been on people for doing the sexually explicit things so as a good teammate I tried to stay away from it,” he said.

He added that “I just figured I’ve got great muscles, so why not show my wife?”

Asked if she hasn’t seen them before, Bennett said it was “just a reminder.”

Yes, the good times were back for a night for the Seahawks as they had  the most sacks in any game this season, and most since last December against the 49ers in Seattle.

“Guys were getting off the ball great,” said Seattle coach Pete Carroll. “I think Mike Bennett was causing problems and just getting off of the line of scrimmage really well. Everybody contributed. Cliff Avril had a really good night too. So, it was good to see everybody being involved. Mike is such a disrupter. He really caused problems even when he wasn’t getting to the quarterback he was causing some issues and some guys were giving it up. It was a really good night for us.”