Houston Texans: Top 30 moments in team history

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Nov 23, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) motions to get the crown louder against the Cincinnati Bengals at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

3. J.J. Watt pick 6 in playoffs versus Cincinnati

This play was recently voted the top play in team history by fans, and it would be hard to argue against it. It was January 7, 2012 and the Texans were tied with the Cincinnati Bengals during the wild card playoff game.

Just before the half, the Andy Dalton led Bengals were trying to put some points on the board and break the tie. Games often see momentum shifted on such plays as something as small as a field goal can make a team feel like they got the upper hand heading into submission.

Well, the Bengals were half right. They did see the momentum finally shift, but not the way they hoped. Instead, they saw the Texans young defensive end J.J. Watt make the play of the game, by grabbing a pass which would have been out of reach for any normal 3-4 defensive end.

But this wasn’t your normal defensive end, it was the electrifying Watt, who took the ball the other way for a pick-six to give Houston the lead and all the momentum they needed. The game ended in an absolute route, 31-10 and the team can thank Watt for much of that. The play wound up counting for 7 points, but it meant so much more to the final score.

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