Jadeveon Clowney is a freak of nature. Plain and simple. The Houston Texans’ defensive end showed that against the Oakland Raiders in Saturday’s AFC Wild Card game in Houston.
The Raiders’ third-string quarterback Connor Cook dropped back on the Raiders’ second offensive drive, looking to find running back Latavius Murray on a delayed screen.
Clowney jumped in front of Murray and tipped the pass. He batted the ball one more time before snagging it out of the air and setting up the Texans inside Oakland’s five-yard line.
Texans running back Lamar Miller would punch the ball into the end zone on the first play from scrimmage, putting Houston up 10-0.
It was the first interception of Clowney’s career.
That play looks strikingly familiar to another Texans great’s playoff interception.
Recall that J.J. Watt intercepted Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and returned the pick 29 yards for a touchdown in the Texans’ 2011 Wild Card game.