Thanksgiving Monster: JJ Watt starts Thanksgiving matchup with incredible defensive TD
The B1G stars are out for the Thanksgiving battle between Detroit and Houston.
Shortly after the Lions went up 7-0 over the Texans, Texans defensive lineman JJ Watt made sure to get the Texans right back in the game with an outstanding pick-six.
He was blitzing Stafford and he put his arms up and the ball fell right in them as he raced to the endzone.
Here’s a clip of the play, courtesy of Houston’s official Twitter account:
.@JJWatt came ready to EAT 🍽
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) November 26, 2020
That was Watt’s first defensive touchdown since 2014.
He’s also played on Thanksgiving one other time (2012 against the Lions) and he was outstanding in that game too. He had five tackles, three sacks, and two pass breakups against Detroit.
J.J. Watt with his first TD since 2014.
Watt had 5 tackles, 3 sacks and 2 pass breakups in his other Thanksgiving game (2012 against the Lions). pic.twitter.com/YuM0UuHElU
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 26, 2020
That play has been the play of the game so far as Houston leads Detroit in the first half. The game is televised on CBS.
In addition to the strong play by Watt, former Iowa standout TJ Hockenson put up a huge gainer for the Lions early on.