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J.J. Watt Named AFC Defensive Player Of The Month

J.J. Watt wins AFCDPotM. You'll have to click the link to decipher that code.

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Seeing as how you can make a real case that J.J. Watt has been the most valuable player in the NFL through the first quarter of the 2012 season, Texans fans can uniformly agree that this is completely warranted. Nick Scurfield elaborates:

Watt led the NFL with 7.5 sacks in September as the Texans went 4-0. He leads the Texans' top-ranked defense in tackles for loss (10) and fumble recoveries (2), is tied for the team lead in passes defensed (5) and ranks second on the team in tackles (20).

Watt, 23, was the first player with at least 1.5 sacks in each of the first four games of a season since linebacker Kevin Greene in 1998. The second-year pro from Wisconsin is on pace for an NFL-record 30 sacks and is already more than halfway to the Texans' single-season sack record of 14.0 set by Mario Williams in 2008.

J.J. Watt is scrumtrulescent.