J.J. Watt of Houston Texans credited with extra sack

  • By Kevin Patra
  • Published: Dec. 6, 2012 at 08:07 a.m

J.J. Watt still is sacking Jake Locker.
The Houston Texans' defensive menace was credited with an additional sack from Sunday's 24-10 victory over the Tennessee Titans.
Watt was attributed with sack No. 16.5 of the season for a fourth-quarter fumble by Locker that initially was scored as a "team sack," HoustonTexans.com reported Wednesday. The rescoring gave Watt his second sack of the game and sixth in the past three weeks.
He now trails San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith by one sack, and with four games remaining is on pace for 22 for the season -- half a sack shy of former New York Giants defensive end Michael Strahan's 2001 record.
Watt, who has been considered an MVP candidate along with Defensive Player of the Year, also has 15 defensed passes, making him the first player in NFL history with 15 passes defensed and more than 15 sacks in one season.