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09/29/14 - DE J.J. Watt's 80-yard interception return for a touchdown put him in elite company. He joined his linebackers coach, Mike Vrabel, as the only players since 1970 to have an interception return for a touchdown and a receiving touchdown in the same season. Vrabel did it for New England in 2005.
EJ Manuel tried to throw a screen to his left, but Watt jumped, got the ball, bobbled it, controlled it and took off down the left sideline. Cornerback Kareem Jackson kept Manuel from chasing down Watt.
"I was thinking that it was a heck of a block by Kareem," Watt said. "I know Manuel's fast. I know C.J. Spiller and Sammy Watkins are fast. I know I'm not as a fast as them. So I was thinking don't get caught, and this is pretty cool.
"I had one earlier in the game when I went after the quarterback instead of the screen, and this time I went after the screen instead of the quarterback."
The Bills led 10-7 and had the ball at the Texans' 19 when Watt made his interception to change the momentum.
09/28/14 - DE J.J. Watt finished with a career-high nine quarterback hits to go along with five tackles, one pass defensed and an 80-yard interception return for a touchdown, the sixth-longest by a defensive lineman in NFL history. Watt joined Texans LB coach Mike Vrabel as the second player since the merger to record an interception return for a score and a receiving touchdown in the same season. "Unbelievable. Just unbelievable," Texans owner Bob McNair said. "I mean, what's next?"
09/15/14 - DE J.J. Watt scored the second touchdown of his four-year career against Oakland, but it wasn't on defense. As a rookie, he intercepted a pass and returned it for a touchdown in a wild-card playoff victory over Cincinnati. Watt scored the Texans' first touchdown against the Raiders when he played tight end and was wide open in the end zone for a perfect 1-yard pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick. "I'm fortunate my team put enough trust in me to put me out there," he said. "Any way you can help the team win. It's been a little while." That was Watt's first offensive touchdown since his senior year of high school.
09/14/14 - DE J.J. Watt caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from QB Ryan Fitzpatrick in the first quarter of Houston's 30-14 victory Sunday against the Raiders. It was Watt's first career NFL catch and his second touchdown. He returned an interception for a touchdown during a playoff game against Cincinnati in the 2011 season. Watt, who caught his first TD pass since high school, said he didn't even lobby his coaches very much to play tight end. "I've done that in the past, and it's never really worked," Watt said. "I thought they were teasing me when they were first talking about it, but we put it in and it works in a game. To have a chance to score a touchdown in an NFL game on the offensive side of the ball is something that's pretty darn cool for me."
09/11/14 - DE J.J. Watt didn't practice on Thursday because of a virus but will start against the Raiders.