Texans defensive end J.J. Watt helped his team overcome a disappointing loss, and picked up another award in the process.
Watt earned AFC defensive player of the week honors for the second time this year, after his three-sack performance against the Colts last week.
Watt also had 10 tackles and forced a fumble in the Texans’ 29-17 win over the Colts, which helped ease the sting of the thrashing they took from the Patriots the week before.
Watt has 19.5 sacks on the season, putting him within range of Michael Strahan’s single-season record of 22.5.
If he gets there, it will be despite the fact he doesn’t play a pure pass-rush position, which will make it one of the most impressive seasons by a defensive player in recent memory.