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J.J. Watt racks up sacks at historic pace

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) celebrates a fumble recovery during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/George Bridges) AP

The Texans have won their first two games of the season. In Week Two, defensive end J.J. Watt accomplished something in 82 games that only one person has ever done quicker.

Via the NFL, Watt became the second-fastest player to get to 75 career sacks. That’s three games before Hall of Famer Bruce Smith, who needed 85 games to get there. Hall of Famer Reggie White accomplished the feat in an uncanny 62 games.

With 1.5 sacks on Sunday, Watt has 76.0 total sacks. He also recovered a fumble in the team’s win over the Chiefs, who swept the Texans last year with wins in Week One and in the wild-card round olf the playoffs.

Watt also is a three-time NFL defensive player of the year in only five seasons. Chances are he’ll eventually join Smith and White in Canton.

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14 Responses to “J.J. Watt racks up sacks at historic pace”
  1. texansdude says: Sep 18, 2016 10:04 PM

    One QB, a healthy JJ and a completely different attitude from last January, for sure.

  2. ezpkns34 says: Sep 18, 2016 10:11 PM

    That really goes to show just how unreal White was. He was posting a sack rate like that back when there weren’t 40 passes a game

  3. ctbarryjr says: Sep 18, 2016 10:11 PM

    Rock & roll JJ!!!

  4. jjackwagon says: Sep 18, 2016 10:38 PM

    Both starting guards out for KC going against that defense…you knew it was going to be a long day. And it was. Good hard-fought game Texans

  5. gjags12 says: Sep 18, 2016 10:39 PM

    Just shows how beast White was.

  6. axlviking says: Sep 18, 2016 10:52 PM

    At this rate, the Louisiana waterboy Bobby Bouchet’s sack record could be in jeopardy!

  7. htowntexan says: Sep 18, 2016 11:02 PM

    He also had a sack last week that wasn’t counted. Surprised the league didn’t change that.

  8. bak2bak2bakhaters says: Sep 18, 2016 11:08 PM

    I fought with myself for 3 day’s, pick kc,CAN’T, pick Huston… CAN’T, last night..an epiphany,Bert’s leg’s get broke but Houston still wins,now I wonder…. Should I hope the dope goes undefeated until Oct 13th,BECAUSE THE PAIN WILL BE SO MUCH DEEPER???still not sure in my head…BUT IN 25 DAY’S.WE MEET… WE WIN.. WE CAN’T WAIT…. BRONCOS COUNTY

  9. whenwilliteverend says: Sep 18, 2016 11:25 PM

    White was great but he had an incredible defense around him. Their front four for a few of those years was just insane. I think at one point three of them were voted to the Pro Bowl in the same year. Unfortunately, Jerome Brown met an early end. But, that front four was unreal.

  10. bleedingfacemask says: Sep 19, 2016 2:14 AM

    “Chances are he’ll eventually join Smith and White in Canton.”

    And if JJ keeps up his production, it will be a perfect trifecta of first-ballot selections.

  11. jrebar88 says: Sep 19, 2016 3:54 AM

    How many games will JJ Watt need to win a Super Bowl?

  12. joetoronto says: Sep 19, 2016 7:54 AM

    Cliffordt says:Sep 16, 2016 5:02PM
    Texans are easy. Chiefs by a TD.

    Slick50ks says:Sep 16, 2016 6:19PM
    You’ve got to really appreciate the o-line depth in a situation like this. Won’t skip a beat.
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    Yes, “the O-line depth.🙂

  13. goattoday says: Sep 19, 2016 10:57 AM

    joetoronto says:
    Sep 19, 2016 7:54 AM
    Cliffordt says:Sep 16, 2016 5:02PM
    Texans are easy. Chiefs by a TD.

    Slick50ks says:Sep 16, 2016 6:19PM
    You’ve got to really appreciate the o-line depth in a situation like this. Won’t skip a beat.
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    Yes, “the O-line depth.🙂
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    Texans are easy??

  14. 8to80texansblog says: Sep 19, 2016 2:01 PM

    Yeah, this is a different team than the one the Chiefs played last year. JJ was hanging on by a thread and the offense is radically different now. I still think KC is a good team. When Houston gets back they might be scary good.

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