J.J. Watt had a career first on Sunday, when he had the chance to take the field against one of his two brothers in the NFL.
J.J. faced younger brother Derek Watt, a fullback for the Los Angeles Chargers, when the two teams played each other in Week 3.
The two brothers chatted pregame as J.J. Watt played with his baby nephew, Logan.
Watt's parents, Connie and John, were also in town for Sunday's game.
The three-time AP Defensive Player of the Year has waited nine NFL seasons to play against one of his brothers, injured in the previous meetings with the Chargers and the Pittsburgh Steelers, where youngest brother T.J. Watt plays.
Watt finished the game with his two sacks, his first of the 2019 season, and also recorded five tackles (three solo), five quarterback hits and two tackles for loss. Playing against his brother was not much of a distraction once the game started with the exception of a few instances, according to Watt.
"There were a couple times when I actually thought about it," Watt said. "One time when he chipped me in the ribs which wasn't that cool. Other than that, you just snap into football mode and you don't even realize it our matter and then after the game once I sit on the plane and actually thing about it that's a moment that I will never forget. We literally dreamt about that growing up and we just did it. There's nothing else like that and, win or loss, that's a memory we'll have for the rest of our lives.