Houston Texans standout pass rusher JJ Watt didn’t hold back following his team’s loss to the New Orleans Saints on Monday night.
Watt blamed himself and the defense for his team’s Week 1 loss to the Saints on ESPN’s Monday Night Football.
The Saints had a game-winning drive with less than 40 seconds left after Deshaun Watson gave the Texans the lead with an epic touchdown pass.
Watt wasn’t happy.
”That’s on us,” Watt said. ”There’s a lot of things that are on us. To hold them to three points in the first half and then give up 27 in the second, that’s just terrible. And for our offense to give us the lead with 40 seconds left, or whatever it was, and not win the game, we’ll take 100 percent of that blame, as we should.”
Watt had arguably the least-impactful game of his NFL career, recording no stats.
J.J. Watt played in his 105th career NFL game, its the first time the Texans DE has pitched a shutout, Watt had ZERO tackles, QB hits, sacks, he didn't even show up in the official NFL game stats. pic.twitter.com/uy7dBJsTKa
— Ben Maller (@benmaller) September 10, 2019
The Texans will hope to get in the win column next Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. E.T. on CBS.