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J.J. Watt Unofficially Expected To Start Week One Against Bears?

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The Houston Texans may have the services of the best player in the NFL for their opening game against the Bears at NRG Stadium. Celebrate your enthusiasm with other fans on Battle Red Blog.

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Never fear, Houston faithful.  When asked about the condition of All-Universe defensive end J.J. Watt, head coach Bill O’Brien indicated he could envision the Texans having Watt back to anchor the Texans' defense against the Bears for the regular season opener.

As everyone knows, Watt recently underwent back surgery for a herniated disc. This was on top of several torn core muscles and a handful of other minor injuries that failed to slow down his march to a third NFL Defensive Player of the Year award last season.

It’s almost ridiculous how much J.J. has in common with Clark Kent. Sure we never see J.J. and Superman at the same time, but the way the guy plays surely makes him seem superhuman.

With the emergence of Jadeveon Clowney, the resurgence of Brian Cushing, the buy-in from the whole defense to Romeo Crennel's Super Bowl winning schemes, this defense is scary even without the superstar from Wisconsin.

With him, Super Bowl LI seems like a realistic goal for a team that’s poised to take the next step.

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