J.J. Watt lights up Jets with 2 sacks, 5 TFL

It's happened so many times before, and it happened again on Sunday: J.J. Watt's name littered the stat sheet.

The reigning defensive player of the year, and current NFL sacks leader turned in another dominant performance in a 24-17 victory over the Jets.

Two sacks.

Five tackles for a loss.

Five quarterback hits.

Eight total tackles.

Watt was a constant and disruptive force at NRG Stadium in the win, helping limit the Jets offense to just 70 rushing yards on the afternoon, and just 3-of-14 on third down. His stellar day turned a lot of heads, including Bob McNair's.

"He is so stupendous that you almost take it for granted, unfortunately," the team chairman and CEO said. "He is a difference maker, he is disruptive on every play."

Watt now has an NFL-best 11.5 sacks on the season, and the Texans have won four of their last five games. 

"We are tackling well, we are taking the ball away, we are stopping the run," Watt said. "We are doing the things we need to do to win football games, and when you do that you are going to have success."

What Watt was able to do up front helped the Texans secondary. Safety Andre Hal, who's fourth quarter interception iced the game for Houston, was quick to point out the impact Watt and the front seven had on the secondary.

"If he's playing like that, it makes our job really easy in the back end," Hal said. If he's playing like that, it makes our job really easy in the back end."

Even though the Texans are at .500 on the season, and remain in a first-place tie with the Colts, Watt said he and the team won't get complacent.

"Even now that we are back in it at 5-5 you still play with a chip on your shoulder," Watt said. "It's just a matter of going out there and working every single day and doing your job."

The Texans get back to work on Wednesday, and will host the Saints at NRG Stadium next Sunday at noon CT.


Check out some of the best action shots from Sunday's game against the Jets.

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