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Watt’s incredible play gives Texans halftime lead

J.J. Watt AP

Andy Dalton only threw one interception in his final 184 throws of the regular season.

He threw another one in the first half Saturday against the Texans, although it wasn’t really his fault.

Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt made an incredible leaping catch of a Dalton out route and took it back 29 yards to give the Texans a 17-10 halftime lead.

Most lineman would be lucky to bat that ball down. Watt scored a touchdown on it, and added a sack on the last play of the half for good measure.

Just like the last Texans-Bengals game, this has been a very even matchup. Both teams have 156 yards. Dalton has looked more composed and effective compared to T.J. Yates, but the Bengals haven’t capitalized on their opportunities.

Houston is running the ball well in this game. If that continues, they could win their first playoff game in history.

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27 Responses to “Watt’s incredible play gives Texans halftime lead”
  1. factoryofsadness says: Jan 7, 2012 6:17 PM

    best play of the playoffs

  2. pack4ever says: Jan 7, 2012 6:19 PM

    Watt will be one of the greats, excellent pick for the Texans.

  3. packerfan1000 says: Jan 7, 2012 6:20 PM

    With all due respect to Watt, even without his incredible play, the Texans still would have been given halftime.

  4. whatwouldlombardido says: Jan 7, 2012 6:22 PM

    Andy Dalton said “Watt just happened?!”

  5. phonymcringring says: Jan 7, 2012 6:25 PM

    Please do us a solid and stop showing Tom Hammond’s “face”.

  6. thelionsrgreat says: Jan 7, 2012 6:27 PM

    Game changer there. Really thought Yates would make the first big mistake. That could very well cost them the game. Little rose bowl revenge there for Watt?

  7. lostsok says: Jan 7, 2012 6:27 PM

    That was an amazing play. Play of the Post-Season, so far.

  8. roamingabriel says: Jan 7, 2012 6:28 PM

    GO TEXANS!!!

  9. nogoodell says: Jan 7, 2012 6:29 PM

    Watt Now!

  10. 4512dawg4512 says: Jan 7, 2012 6:31 PM

    That was just awesome!

  11. duece8 says: Jan 7, 2012 6:35 PM

    Super play by watt BUT. I just have to mention how awful pacman Jones is! Anybody else notice how bad he is? He doesn’t even try to tackle..its Luke he can’t wait for the game to be over so he can go stand in the hood…just had to say somthing

  12. roamingabriel says: Jan 7, 2012 6:43 PM

    After seeing the Jets in that commercial I’m boycotting Pepsi even more than normal!!!

  13. packerfaninsandiego says: Jan 7, 2012 6:44 PM

    look at the rest of the play.there were two other Texans ready to intercept…….Watt was just the first one there

  14. nflfollower says: Jan 7, 2012 6:51 PM

    Watt is a stud. If you are a white dude, and people call you a stud, instead of just praising your “high motor”, then you know you have overcome stereotypes and are totally legit.

  15. sundaysundaysunday says: Jan 7, 2012 6:54 PM

    Bungles 0 for against playoff teams. They are who we thought they were.

  16. jimmysee says: Jan 7, 2012 7:04 PM

    I expected as much from Watt — after all, he’s a Badger.

    On Wisconsin!

    Varsity!

  17. binarybulge says: Jan 7, 2012 7:13 PM

    packerfan1000 says:
    Jan 7, 2012 6:20 PM
    With all due respect to Watt, even without his incredible play, the Texans still would have been given halftime.

    Please become a Viking fan instead.

  18. Midwest Climbing says: Jan 7, 2012 7:15 PM

    Does anyone else agree that these announcers are horrible?

  19. earthtopft says: Jan 7, 2012 7:20 PM

    J.J. came to Wisconsin as a TE, don’t forget. Then he spent this spring catching balls from his buddy Gabbert. No fluke there.

    Dalton getting exposed when he plays a competitive team. For the first time this year.

  20. packerfan1000 says: Jan 7, 2012 7:23 PM

    With all due respect to Watt, even without his incredible play, the Texans still would have been given halftime.

    ————-

    OK, throw me a bone here. When I first posted this, the headline said “Watt’s incredible play gives Texans halftime.” It was much funnier before they fixed it…

  21. roamingabriel says: Jan 7, 2012 7:26 PM

    So who is it that Houston plays next week?

  22. preventoffense says: Jan 7, 2012 7:31 PM

    How is the Texan’s defender allowed to bump AJ Green some 8-9 yards down the field on the interception along the sidelines.

  23. thefiesty1 says: Jan 7, 2012 7:34 PM

    Oh no, the Texans will play more than one playoff game in their history.

  24. abninf says: Jan 7, 2012 7:35 PM

    Go Texans!

    - Fed up Dallas fan

  25. Mr Buckworth says: Jan 7, 2012 7:44 PM

    I can’t believe nobody has mentioned this:

    That’s pure and simple Rose Bowl revenge for last year!

    DBWH!!

  26. philrat says: Jan 7, 2012 8:32 PM

    Charles Barkley is a loudmouth punk who has no business being a commentator in the halftime show of an NFL game. He doesn’t know anything about football. NBC should be embarrassed!!!

  27. trollhammer20 says: Jan 7, 2012 9:11 PM

    Say WATT?

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