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.

15 responses to “Watt loses a sack, Ben picks up a score

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

  4. 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!!!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

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