Last Sunday J.J. Watt set yet another NFL record, having consecutive games with multiple sacks for the seventh time in his career. While Andrew Luck certainly wasn’t happy to see Watt and Clowney comin’, Houston Texans fans need these few rays of sunshine in the dark storm of a season 2018 is shaping up to be.
While Watt still needs to chase down more quarterbacks, the player he’s spent the most time chasing is Hall of Fame defensive lineman Reggie White. Watt is now second to White in several statistical categories, including fastest to reach 80 career sacks and most games with consecutive sacks.
“It’s cool to have one to myself, But, I mean, I’m just going out there and trying to play. Obviously, I missed these last two years and the last couple of weeks have been – still working my way back. But, it’s a what have you done for me lately world. I think a lot of people have, kind of, forgotten what I’m capable of.”
While this weekend might prove a little harder for J.J. and his teammates to continue the trend of offensive backfield mayhem when facing a more formidable Dallas Cowboys offensive line and a more mobile quarterback in Dak Prescott, chances are Watt and Clowney will find a way.
“It’s just my job to go out there and work hard and try and remind myself and remind everybody else what I can do,” said Watt.
Let us have your predictions. What does Watt’s game against the Dallas Cowboys look like on Sunday night? Does J.J. Watt destroy Prescott? Will he come back to earth or continue to wreck the offense with the help of Jadeveon Clowney, Whitney Mercilus (who’s due for a big game), Duke Ejiofor, and the rest of Romeo Crennel’s kids?