The 5 Defensive Players That Will Help Houston Texans Win

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Dec 28, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) reacts during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

J.J. Watt

J.J. Watt is very scary. Teams truly fear matching up their offensive line up against Watt, as he can really get to your quarterback, even against the best of offensive lines. Although this is about defense, Watt has proved he is a versatile player, and last year made himself the first defensive Texans player to score a touchdown from scrimmage.

Watt also had an explosive 80 yard interception return for a touchdown last year as well. He finished the season with a whopping 20.5 sacks and 78 combined tackles. Watt holds the most total sacks (57) for anyone on the Texans, ever. He recorded five touchdowns for the Texans last year as well.

O’Brien has spoken highly of Watt, but even went deep mathematically to prove just how impactful he really is. The Houston Texans broke down O’Brien’s numbers:

"“The Texans defense was on the field for 1,077 plays in 2014. That means on 8.9 percent of the Texans’ defensive plays last season, Watt did one of those seven impactful things. Or more roughly speaking, once out of every 10 plays he caused a major disruption.”"

Watt has been busy this offseason, making appearances on TV shows such as New Girl. Some are concerned Watt is not focused on the game, but it appears that he can’t easily be stopped from just being J.J.

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