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Watt loses a sack, Ben picks up a score

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When it comes to football, the only thing final about a game is the final score.  The stats can and do change, and a pair of them did this week.

According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Elias Sports Bureau has stripped a sack from Texans defensive end J.J. Watt.  The play in question happened in Week One against the Dolphins, concluding that a tackle behind the line of quarterback Ryan Tannehill actually was tackle for loss on a designed running play.

Also, ESPN.com reports that the Elias Sports Bureau has credited a touchdown pass to Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on what had been determined to be a touchdown run by Rashard Mendenhall on a lateral.

Though the former removes the current NFL sack lead from Watt, the latter could alter the outcome of fantasy games everywhere.

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15 Responses to “Watt loses a sack, Ben picks up a score”
  1. blackandbluedivision says: Oct 11, 2012 10:17 AM

    The play in question happened in Week One against the Dolphins, concluding that a tackle behind the line of quarterback Ryan Tannehill actually was tackle for loss on a designed running play.
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    So if someone were to tackle a Punter on a designed punt fake would that be a sack? A WR or RB in a wildcat formation? If it was a designed pass.

  2. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Oct 11, 2012 10:41 AM

    I saw both of these plays live. In each one, I was listening throughout the game to hear them re-correct how each play was categorized. In both cases, the announcers never questioned the original categorization(s) of the play(s). At least, they figured out eventually.

  3. tjjohnson98 says: Oct 11, 2012 10:48 AM

    Ouch! I’m among the ones that got a retroactive fantasy football loss because of the Big Ben TD. Sucks for me. :/

  4. gochargersgo says: Oct 11, 2012 10:53 AM

    Why did it take them 4 weeks to correct the non-sack?

  5. scotchrocks says: Oct 11, 2012 11:29 AM

    The league was too busy worrying about Bounty Gate and the replacement refs.

  6. thegreatgabbert says: Oct 11, 2012 11:44 AM

    Elias also determined that Roethlisberger actually was guilty of rape in the Georgia incident. He is due to be released on parole in 2015.

  7. Andre's Johnson says: Oct 11, 2012 11:45 AM

    Defensive players do not like losing stats because of numbers geeks. Look for Watt to be in Rodgers’ business all freaking night long.

  8. rajbais says: Oct 11, 2012 11:48 AM

    How about the interception that MD Jennings had in Week 3 when the Packers clearly beat the Seahawks????

    Come on Commish, you do what’s on top of your head anyways!!!

    You’re the Brett Favre of commissioners!!!

  9. ben444 says: Oct 11, 2012 11:50 AM

    Won’t even make a difference for this guy he play the Packers this week. He will 14 total sacks by the end of the game becuase Mike won’t bother to even try to run the ball.
    I am a huge Packer fan but man does the oline suck and coach sucks as well.
    15-1 to 6-10 who would have thought that.

  10. johnnycash19 says: Oct 11, 2012 12:09 PM

    As a fantasy owner of the Texans defense. Thank God this didn’t happen after the first week. It would have turned a Tie into a Loss for me.

  11. therealhook says: Oct 11, 2012 12:14 PM

    Haha! Ended up winning the week by 0.07 of a point thanks to the Big Ben stay change

  12. shlort says: Oct 11, 2012 12:27 PM

    Watt will probably pick up 3 or 4 sacks Sunday night against GB. Green Bay’s Offensive line is.. well.. Offensive!

    Should be a a game handily won by Houston regardless. Green Bay is a 6-10 or 7-9 team this year, So teams shouldnt think they did something by beating Green Bay.

  13. kcflake says: Oct 11, 2012 12:56 PM

    Take That JJ Watt!

  14. kurly00 says: Oct 11, 2012 1:44 PM

    So Watt!
    5 w’s is all he should care about.

  15. thapurrinlion says: Oct 11, 2012 1:44 PM

    I wonder if they’ll go back and credit him for his fumble recovery at the end of the Titans game too.

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