As part of the NFL’s ongoing celebration of its 100th season, fans voted for their favorite moment in Texans history.
J.J. Watt’s infamous pick-six in the Texans first-ever playoff game. On January 7, 2012, Houston hosted the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Wild Card game. Late in the first half with the score tied 10-10, a rookie Watt intercepted Andy Dalton’s pass and returned it 29 yards for a touchdown. The Texans took a 17-10 lead at halftime in front of an uproarious home crowd. Houston scored another 14 unanswered points in the second half, winning their first postseason game 31-10.
Watt started all 16 games as a rookie, recording 56 tackles (49 solo), 5.5 sacks, four passes defensed, two fumble recoveries and blocked a field goal. His pick-six landed him on the national season following the 2011 season. Watt also recorded 14 tackles, 3.5 sacks, four tackles for loss, four quarterback hits and one pass defensed in his first career postseason through two games.
The NFL 100 campaign will collect all 32 teams’ winning moments and place them in a bracket to determine the All-Time Greatest Moment in NFL History. The overall winner will then be announced at NFL Honors in February.