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J.J. Watt loses NFL's sack lead on statistical correction

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Upon further review, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt no longer is the NFL's sack king.

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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.

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