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J.J. Watt, defense "building" something special

J.J. Watt said he knocked off rust in Week 1.

He knocked a lot more off in the Week 2 victory over the Chiefs.

The 3-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year finished with 1.5 sacks, a fumble recovery and five total tackles. After a late-July back surgery kept him from practicing and playing in August, Watt's come back and made an impact in each of the first two regular season games for Houston. But he still said he can get better.

"I don't think I'm all the way there yet," Watt said. "But, I definitely felt a little bit better today than I did last week and I think it's going to continue that way."

Watt and the Texans kept Kansas City out of the end zone, and they've now gone six quarters without allowing a touchdown. They also dropped the elusive Alex Smith for a sack four times on Sunday.

"I thought we were very disruptive," outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney said. "We had them throwing the ball all over the place, causing turnovers, guys punching the ball loose, making plays and we have to do that week in and week out."

Cornerback Kevin Johnson picked up a second-quarter fumble and returned it 53 yards. He said the defensive front did a great job of disrupting things for Smith and company.

"I thought they were wreaking havoc," Johnson said. "Every time I looked down, I saw a lot of disruption. That's great to see and I expect that every time we step out on the field."

For Watt, he said the defense is steadily getting better and better.

"I think it's just a building process," Watt said. "We're just building blocks. We're putting one block on top of the other."

The Texans will face the Patriots in New England on Thursday night. They'll practice on Tuesday and fly to the Northeast on Wednesday.


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