3. J.J. Watt hat trick of sacks
A week after recording three sacks against the Jacksonville Jaguars, Watt will post another hat trick of quarterback takedowns, but this time it will come on the playoff stage.
The 2015 NFL sacks champion with 17.5 sacks, Watt is the type of player who can take over a game. Bill Belichick went so far as to compare him to Lawrence Taylor, who he coached during his days on the New York Giants’ coaching staff.
"He’s pretty special. He does a lot of things well and everybody game plans for him every game. He gets a lot of double-teams, the line slides to his side, teams try to run away from him; he does a good job with all of it. They move him around a little bit, so he’s not always in the same place. … He’s done a really good job dealing with a lot of extra attention, similar to some of the things we saw with teams dealing with Taylor in New York. He has that kind of disruptiveness."
The only player in NFL history with multiple 20-sack seasons, Watt will do his best to put the Texans in position to win this game by acquainting himself with Smith on many occasions.
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