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J.J. Watt wins AFC defensive player of month

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Texans defensive end J.J. Watt may not be headed to Canton just yet, but he has been recognized for an incredible month.

Watt was named AFC defensive player of the month for September, for his work leading the Texans to a 4-0 record.

Watt had 20 tackles, 7.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and batted down five passes, a season’s worth for many.

He’s the first player since Kevin Greene in 1998 to record at least 1.5 sack in each of his team’s first four games.

Teammate Connor Barwin won the award last November, and their presence has helped make the Texans Super Bowl contenders.

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6 Responses to “J.J. Watt wins AFC defensive player of month”
  1. comebackid says: Oct 4, 2012 12:15 PM


  2. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Oct 4, 2012 12:29 PM

    As far as going for MVP. I would love to see a DE being mentioned. However, hes going to have to do some incredible things. Personally I think if he

    1. Breaks the sack record
    2. Breaks the passes deflected record of 11 for a d-lineman
    3. keep up a decent pace of tfl’s
    4. Maybe a touchdown or two.

    All large tasks but if he could somehow get close to these numbers. I think he could at least be mentioned in the MVP race. An that would be pretty cool. I’m getting tired of MVP standing for Most Valuable Passer

  3. dmackdaddy says: Oct 4, 2012 12:34 PM

    Picked him up off the Waiver Wire 2 weeks ago. Beast so far!

  4. 1972wasalongtimeago says: Oct 4, 2012 1:00 PM

    Imagine how good Watt’s month would have been had he nor been shut down by Leroy Harris (other than the two sacks he gave up, of course).

  5. shaggytoodle says: Oct 4, 2012 1:42 PM

    I was a big fan of his at college, along with Owen Daniels. Awesome to see the him tearing it up.

    I just hope thier short week after MNF, slows them down a step or two. So hes not tearing it up against GB.

  6. cleverbob says: Oct 4, 2012 3:15 PM

    Other than those 20 tackles, 7.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and five batted down passes he’s basically been shut down.

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