Down 13-0 in the third quarter of Saturday’s AFC Wildcard game, the Houston Texans needed a star player to step up.

Having already pumped Texans fans up by his mere return to action, J.J. Watt was more than up to the task.

His team needed a big play to avoid falling into a 20-0 hole. That’s when Watt got to Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen for a vicious sack on third down to end the drive and keep the game to within 16-0.

We’re actually impressed Allen was able to hold on to the ball. Usually a blindside sack like that causes a fumble.

Either way, Watt did his part. It’s up to Bill O’Brien and the rest of the struggling Texans to step up.

Vincent Frank
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