J.J. Watt feasted on Thanksgiving Day with an early pick-six against the Detroit Lions.
"We talked about turnovers during the week," interim head coach Romeo Crennel said. "I mentioned they come in streaks sometimes, and we talked about how J.J. used to be able to tip the ball, intercept it, and run it in for a touchdown. Then lo and behold, he does it early in the game, and put us up 10 points on the board. So, we felt good about that. I think that gave the defense a lift, and it gave the whole team a lift to see him make a play like that. So that was good."
On the first play of the Lions' second offensive series, Watt intercepted Matt Stafford's pass and returned it 19 yards for a touchdown. The extra point attempt was unsuccessful and the Texans trailed 7-6 with 4:38 left in the first quarter of Thursday's game.
The interception was just the second for the Texans defense this season. In his ten-year career, Watt has scored six touchdowns, including three defensive scores in the regular season. He is tied for the third-most by a defensive lineman since 1960.
Watt now joins Jason Taylor and Julius Peppers as the only players in NFL history with at least 100.0 sacks and six touchdowns in their careers.