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NFL World Reacts To Wednesday's T.J. Watt News

Steelers star T.J. Watt on Sunday.

PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA - NOVEMBER 08: T.J. Watt #90 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates sacking Justin Fields #1 of the Chicago Bears during the second half of their game at Heinz Field on November 08, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt finished the regular season with 22.5 sacks, tying the single-season sack record.

The Steelers were hopeful that Watt would finish as the lone record holder because he took down Ravens quarterback Tyler Huntley on a broken play. On Wednesday, the NFL released its ruling on that play.

It turns out Watt won't be credited with an additional sack because it was an "aborted play." This means Strahan won't have to worry about his record being broken this year.

Judging by some responses on Twitter, there are a lot of fans who believe Watt should've been credited with an additional sack because the Ravens were trying to pass on the "aborted play." It's also worth noting that Strahan originally set the record because Brett Favre gave himself up.

One fan said, "Ravens score-keeping shenanigans pay off. Strahan's record breaker was also an 'aborted play.'"

"Good," another fan said. "That was the weakest 'sack' in history besides the one Favre gave Strahan."

Some fans are going to credit Watt with the sack, albeit that doesn't change the record books.

Watt could use the NFL's ruling on this play as motivation for the playoffs.

The Steelers are going to need Watt at their best if they want to upset the Chiefs on Sunday.