Clay Matthews regains NFL sack lead, thanks to correction of Watt sack

CREATED Oct. 11, 2012

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NEW YORK - The man known as the "Claymaker" is once again the NFL's sack leader, because of a ruling to re-classify a play first said to be made by a guy from Pewaukee whom Clay Matthews and his Packers will face on Sunday night.

The Elias Sports Bureau says that J.J. Watt, a former Wisconsin Badgers defensive end, should not be credited with a sack which he initially earned in a win in September over the Miami Dolphins, according to the Houston Chronicle.

The play on which Watt was credit was first said to be a pass play where he tackled Ryan Tannehill.  Now, it has been determined to be a run play.

That means Clay Matthews now owns the NFL sack lead at 8, ahead of Watt's 7.5.

The two teams battle in Houston on Sunday night.