NFL News: Texans’ JJ Watt Reaches 70 Sacks in 75 Games, 2nd Fastest After Reggie White
Houston Texans defensive end is everywhere on the field. And one needs to know he has 70.5 sacks in 75 career games. The Texans blew New Orleans Saints 24-6 on Sunday.Advertisement
Reggie White is the fastest man to reach 70-sack plateaus. He accomplished it in only 57 games. Sacks became an NFL statistics in 1982, and Watt now ranks 79th in sacks. The 26-year-old is now in his fifth NFL season and is capable of achieving much more.
Watt had 8.5 sacks in his last five games. This game was his fifth multi-sack game. His pace takes him closer to 20 sacks, for the third time in four seasons. He currently stands at 19.6 sacks.
Miami Dolphins rattled the Texans in week 7. Since then, Watt has been dominating, and the Texan defense has been a formidable force, having conceded only 35 points in the past 4 games.
At 26, Watt has the potential to become one of the best defensive players of the NFL.
“You have to have the physical skills to be able to do your job, but then you also have to have the mental aspect to where you know how to attack and what they’re going to try to do to attack you, and then it goes throughout the course of the game,” Watt said.
“Teams try and change things throughout the course of the game, whether it’s add blockers, whether it’s changing the scheme. You have to always, constantly be on your toes because they’re always going to give you something new. They do different things to try and offset what you’re doing, so it’s a constant chess match.”