JJ Watt Ties 1944 NFL Record With 5 Touchdowns

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J.J. Watt #99 of the Houston Texans celebrates an Indianapolis Colts fumble

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JJ Watt heard something that most defensive ends don’t hear during a football game– the chant “M-V-P.”

In the Houston Texans win over the Tennessee Titans 45-21, Watt recorded his fifth touchdown on the season. He is the first defensive lineman to score five touchdowns in a single season since 1944.

Watt put on quite a show prior to scoring. He made a fumble recovery for a 14-yard run after a strip sack. Then, two plays later, Watt lined up to receive a pass for his 1-yard touchdown.

After the game, Watt said when asked about the touchdown:

“Never ever, ever, ever becomes old hat. It is a blast. I mean, just to hear the stadium, to see my teammates. Like I said after my first one, there’s no greater feeling than scoring a touchdown and seeing your teammates come running over to congratulate you. I mean, those guys got the ball down there. It’s the best feeling in the entire world.”

With 11.5 sacks and five fumble recoveries on the season, maybe Watt will win the MVP.