Either the Associated Press or every stat guy on the planet is wrong here…

We had to take weekly quizzes on AP style throughout my undergrad years here. Finding a mistake in anything published by AP dulls that slow, soul crushing pain suffered by journalism students everywhere.

Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon (56) sacks Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman (5) during the first quarter of an NFL football - Sunday December 5 (AP)

The Associated Press credits Sean Weatherspoon with a sack against Tampa Bay last week. I caught the picture in the midst of searching for shots of those awful yet somehow nostalgically appealing Buccaneers throwbacks. I panicked for a moment because I thought I missed it in my graphic last week.

As it turns out, no one anywhere else credits him with a sack that Sunday. I think I’m fine.

NFL.com Player Page-Sean Weatherspoon


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