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Houston (CBS Houston)– The Texans are hosting the Indianapolis Colts Sunday night and Texans defensive end J.J. Watt agrees that this 2-5 team needs to go full throttle for the rest of this season starting Sunday.
“Every game for me is a must win. You know me,” Watt said. “Every single game is a must win for me. I attack every single game with the exact same mindset and that’s do whatever it takes to win the football game.”
The 2012 Defensive Player of the Year wants to add onto his 4 ½ sacks this season but is well aware that Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is not to be taken lightly.
“He’s playing really well,” Watt said about Luck. “Obviously, he’s a big strong runner. He has a great arm. He can do a lot of different things and he’s a very smart football player. Very good quarterback in this league and looks like he’s going to be playing for a long time.”
Watt sacked Luck three times in the win over the Colts last December and has 54 tackles this season. Earlier this week, Luck returned the accolades when asked about Watt.
“He’s got the physical attributes and the strength and speed,” Luck said. “His motor runs all the time. He’s chasing guys down 30 yards away. He’s making plays everywhere.”
Watt does make plays everywhere and will have to work even harder without the season-ending injured Brian Cushing.
“I’ve always been a guy that tries to let my play do the speaking,” Watt said. “56 (Cushing) made some great plays out there. I f I need to make a couple of more plays, I’ll make a couple more plays. I’ll do whatever it takes to win football games. It’s that plain and simple. Just make plays and win football games. I think everything else will take care of itself.”
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