Kyle Whitaker's Got Two Sacks
"Kyle Whitaker's Got Two Sacks"
Season 2
Episode 7
Written By Tom Szentgyorgyi and
Aaron Sorkin
Director Dennie Gordon
Original Airdate December 14, 1999
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"Kyle Whitaker's Got Two Sacks" is the seventh episode of the second season and the thirtieth episode of the series overall. It originally aired on December 14, 1999. It was written by Tom Szentgyorgyi and Aaron Sorkin and directed by Dennie Gordon.


Dana is beaming with pride after her brother Kyle, a professional football player, gets two sacks in a game on Monday Night Football. Dana sends Casey to Ohio to investigate an imminent steroid scandal, not knowing that her brother is one of the players involved. Jeremy is nervous about firing an incompetent employee in the video library who happens to be J.J's cousin.





  1. Josh Charles as Dan Rydell
  2. Peter Krause as Casey McCall
  3. Felicity Huffman as Dana Whitaker
  4. Joshua Malina as Jeremy Goodwin
  5. Sabrina Lloyd as Natalie Hurley
  6. and Robert Guillaume as Isaac Jaffe

Guest starring

  1. Jayne Brook as Abby
  2. Kayla Blake as Kim
  3. Greg Baker as Elliott
  4. Charlie Finn as Corbin
  5. Timothy Davis-Reed as Chris
  6. Jeff Mooring as Dave
  7. Ron Ostrow as Will
  8. and Nadia Dajani as Tina Locke


  1. Suzanne Kellogg as Alyson
  2. Brad Tanenbaum as an Intern


Opening Credits

  1. Aaron Sorkin - Creator
  2. Brian Grazer - Executive Producer
  3. Ron Howard - Executive Producer
  4. Tony Krantz - Executive Producer
  5. Aaron Sorkin - Executive Producer
  6. Rob Scheidlinger - Executive Producer
  7. Thomas Schlamme - Executive Producer
  8. Kevin Falls - Co-executive Producer
  9. Matt Tarses - Producer
  10. David Walpert - Co-producer
  11. John Amodeo - Supervising Producer
  12. Tom Szentgyorgyi and - Writer
  13. Aaron Sorkin - Writer
  14. Dennie Gordon - Director

Closing credits

  1. Bonnie Zane - Casting
  2. Paula Rosenberg - Casting
  3. Bruce Chevillat - Co-producer
  4. Stephen Putnam - Associate Producer
  5. Bill Wrubel - Executive Story Editor
  6. Peter Smokler - Director of Photography
  7. Theo E. Azzari - Production Designer
  8. Janet Ashikaga - Editor
  9. Bruce Chevillat - Unit Production Manager
  10. Shawn Hanley - First Assistant Director
  11. Kristi "Kat" Antunovich - Second Assistant Director
  12. W.G. Snuffy Walden - Music