Texans lose Watt to knee injury, likely for season
- Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt was forced from Sunday night’s game with a knee injury, reported during the game as a tibial plateau fracture, which is likely to shut him down for the rest of the 2017 season.
- This marks the second straight season in which Watt has been shut down early with injury, but unlike a season ago, he had been playing something like his best before going down, earning an overall PFF grade of 89.3 so far in 2017.
- Watt hadn’t recorded a sack in 2017, but did take the quarterback down five times and had 15 total pressures to his name, the eighth-most pressures of any interior defender and the most among interior players yet to notch a sack.
- With Watt down, Christian Covington saw a season-high snap count of 45, recording just one pressure on 30 pass rushes and earning a game grade of 44.4.