Nov 25, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) is sacked by San Francisco 49ers defensive end Justin Smith (94) in the third quarter at FedEx Field. The 49ers won 27-6. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Christmas At Thanksgiving As San Francisco 49ers Justin Smith Credited For 2 Sacks


The stat sheet at the end of Monday night’s game in Landover, Md., showed San Francisco 49ers defensive end Justin Smith with no sacks.

Fast forward to Wednesday and now Smith has credit for two sacks, according to the Sacramento Bee.

The NFL reviewed the game on Wednesday and changed the stat sheet to reflect tackles Smith made on Robert Griffin III that were originally scored as runs for negative yards.

The plays happened at the end of the first half and at the end of the third quarter.

The updated statistics give Smith 4½ sacks on the year, third highest on the team behind Ahmad Brooks’ 8½ and Aldon Smith’s 6½.

That also means the 49ers sacked Griffin six times on Monday night and dropped Washington’s net passing yardage total to 76.

A 49ers spokesman said Smith became the first player in NFL history to get two sacks on a Wednesday, but that is not entirely accurate.

In the only game played on a Wednesday since the sack became an official statistic in 1982, DeMarcus Ware of the Dallas Cowboys had two sacks against the New York Giants on Sept. 5, 2012, the season opener that was moved from Thursday to Wednesday to accommodate President Barack Obama’s acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention that was scheduled for Thursday night.

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