Winners and losers from Thursday Night Football in Week 8

10Winner: J.J. Watt dominates weaker competition

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Watt was back up to his old tricks right out of the gate Thursday night. The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year recorded a sack and pass defended on the very first Dolphins drive, showing us that Dolphins right tackle Ja’Wuan James was nowhere ready for the onslaught we’d see from Watt in Houston.

The Pro Bowler might not have recorded absurd numbers throughout the rest of the game, but he was a continual presence in Miami’s offensive backfield. All said, Watt put up four tackles (two for loss), one sack and two passes defended. He now has eight sacks over his past six games. Yeah, we’d say Mr. Watt is back.