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NFL stat review swipes sack from Carrington, Merriman

By Tim Graham

Mario Williams recorded a strip sack Sunday.

Credit the NFL with a strip sack of the Buffalo Bills today.

Through its weekly statistical review, the NFL has taken away one of the Bills' four sacks Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The league ruled the play, with 12:11 left in the game, be changed from a sack to a pass attempt that Jaguars quarterback Chad Henne caught himself before he was tackled by defensive linemen Alex Carrington and Shawne Merriman.

Carrington's sack total for the afternoon changes from 1.5 to one, while Merriman loses his half sack.

The Bills officially recorded three sacks against the Jaguars instead of the four that would have tied their third-best output of the season. They recorded five against the Kansas City Chiefs and Arizona Cardinals.

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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

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Jay Skurski

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