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Watt-a-Half vs. Browns

J.J. Watt sampled a little bit of everything from the statistic buffet in the first half at Cleveland.

The defensive end notched three tackles.

He forced a fumble.

He recovered one too.

He had a sack.

He even went in the game on offense and caught a 2-yard touchdown pass.

The 2012 NFL Defensive Player of the Year was a difference maker in the first 30 minutes against the Browns, as his red zone strip-sack of Brian Hoyer was good for a loss of six yards on a 3rd-and-7, pushing Cleveland back to its own 20. The Browns missed the 38-yard field goal attempt on 4th down.

With 3:06 left in the second quarter, Brian Cushing stripped Isaiah Crowell at the Browns' 20-yard line, and Watt was there to recover the fumble. It's his fourth of the year, which leads the NFL. It also tied Tim Dobbins' 2012 record of four in a season.

The touchdown reception means Watt has now scored four times this season. That's the most for an NFL defensive lineman since 1948, when Ray Poole of the New York Giants and Los Angeles Ram Jack Zilly each scored four touchdowns.

Watt's now caught two passes in 2014. Both were scores. He has three receiving yards on the season.


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