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

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While this shouldn't surprise anyone who watched the Texans-Bills game last week, take a look at exactly why the best player in football won the honor this week.

He's mocking all those who doubted him back in 2011.
He's mocking all those who doubted him back in 2011.
Scott Halleran

The NFL has announced that the Houston Texans' J.J. Watt has been named the AFC's Defensive Player of the Week for Week Four of the 2014 NFL season. Why did he win? Here's a summary from the NFL:

Watt had five tackles and an 80-yard interception-return touchdown in the Texans’ 23-17 win against Buffalo.

His touchdown came at the 13:28 mark of the third quarter and provided the Texans with a 14-10 lead that they would not relinquish.

It marked the first interception-return touchdown for Watt in the regular season; he also had a 29-yard INT-TD in a Wild Card win over Cincinnati (January 7, 2012).

Watt is the only player in NFL history with at least 35 sacks (38.5), an interception-return touchdown and a receiving touchdown in his first four NFL seasons.

In his fourth season from Wisconsin, this is Watt’s third career Player of the Week Award and first since 2012 (Week 15).

Watt’s three Player of the Week Awards are the most of any defender in Texans history.

Congrats to J.J. And just because you really can't watch this enough:

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