The Denver Broncos face the NFL’s best defense on Sunday in the Houston Texans.
One of the reasons the Texans are the best is because of the 11th overall pick in the 2011 draft defensive end J.J. Watt. Watt was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week for his stellar play against the Jacksonville Jaguars in week two. He had 1.5 sacks, three QB pressures, and he recovered a fumble.
In week one, Watt had 1.5 sacks and 3 pass deflections against the Miami Dolphins.
The last time a Texans’ defensive end won the award was in 2007 when Mario Williams was given the accolade.
The Texans’ defense is allowing just 8.5 points per game, and Watt is 6th in the league in sacks.
The disguised blitz packages that the Atlanta Falcons used certainly forced Peyton Manning into some bad reads and bad throws. Look for the Texans, led by Watt, to throw something similar at them on Sunday.