J.J. Watt loses NFL's sack lead on statistical correction
Upon further review, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt no longer is the NFL's sack king.
The Houston Chronicle reported that Elias Sports Bureau, the company that tracks statistics for the NFL, determined Wednesday that Watt had been incorrectly credited with a sack in the Texans' 30-10 win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 1 on a designed running play.
The correction bumps Watt's sack total down to 7.5, behind Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews' NFL-leading 8.
The Texans host the Packers on Sunday night.
Watt wasn't the only player to have his stats adjusted Wednesday, as Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was credited with a 13-yard touchdown pass on a play that had previously been marked as a touchdown run for Rashard Mendenhall in Sunday's win over the Philadelphia Eagles
J.J. Watt loses NFL's sack lead on statistical correction - NFL.com