HOUSTON J.J. Watt says he thinks he can play better. This is something any athlete would say at almost any time. But Watt actually seems to believe this. You get the impression Watt already believes he's the best defensive player in the NFL, and believes he could become the best of all time.
He had three sacks, four hurries, six tackles for loss and a forced fumble in the Houston Texans' 29-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts (9-5) on Sunday at Reliant Stadium. He also made a strip on his own goal line that saved seven points. The win gave Houston its second AFC South championship in a row.
Watt thought it should have been five sacks.
"If you're not trying to be the greatest," Watt said, "you're wasting your time."
If that's the standard, the Texans (12-2) are still a little short. But Sunday's win nonetheless accomplished a lot for the Texans. Clinching the division had looked like a matter of time all year, but the way the Colts had...