The Houston Texans are gaining steam at the national level as defensive end J.J. Watt was a guest on The Dan Patrick Show.
The Houston Texans have one of the best current winning streaks going in the NFL with seven straight victories as they last lost in Week 3 to the New York Giants. Since then, the Texans have yet to lose, and the national media — including The Dan Patrick Show —has taken notice as J.J. Watt was a guest this week on the radio and television program.
When asked by Patrick what has changed since that start of the season to become a playoff-caliber team, Watt said the following on The Dan Patrick Show:
"“Not a ton. We just started to find a way to finish a game. It wasn’t like there was one miraculous moment where all of a sudden we were like ‘we should be winning instead of losing.’ We just went to work every day. It was just little things, whether it was penalties, whether it was winning the turnover battle, stuff like that. We believe in each other now. We believe we will find a way to win.”"
Watt continued to talk about the seven-winning streak on The Dan Patrick Show, going into some detail about how they haven’t been the “most pretty games.”
"“Even if you look at our last couple games, they haven’t been the most pretty games in the world, and we’ve went to a couple overtime games early in this streak, but we believe we were going to find a way to win at the end of the game and had no idea how, but it just happened at the end of the pat two game we needed them to miss a field goal on the last play of the game and found a way.”"
Listening to Watt speak about the team and now hearing how the team has gone about their business during the winning streak, it is amazing just how calm and collected he and his teammates are about the whole process.
Watt this season has 36 tackles, 10 sacks and four forced fumbles.
The Texans will take their seven-game streak and look to turn it into an eight-game winning streak this upcoming Monday on Monday Night Football as they host the Tennessee Titans as the AFC South standings will look different once that game is completed.
Tennessee won the first meeting between the two teams back in Week 2, but the Texans are playing much better football, and from the sounds of the interview there isn’t a formula for how this winning streak has taken place.
The Dan Patrick Show airs on AUDIENCE Network – DIRECTV Channel 239 – Monday-Friday 9:00am – Noon ET.