Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt surpassed former Green Bay Packers DE Reggie White, by becoming the first player in NFL history to notch 15 sacks and 15 pass breakups in one season.
Watt knew he had a chance to equal an achievement by one of the most iconic players of all time for the Packers. He was only half a sack away from matching Reggie White’s 1991 feat of 15 sacks and 1 pass breakups in one season.
With three weeks of fan voting for the Pro Bowl remaining, Texans running back Arian Foster and defensive end J.J. Watt continue to rake in the votes.
Foster leads all running backs and ranks third among all NFL players with 519,261 votes. Only Peyton Manning (586,523) and Tom Brady (534,020) have more. Watt leads all NFL defensive players with 320,236 votes, almost 100,000 more than the next-closest defensive player, Clay Matthews (228,494)
The Texas Southern University Tigers football team had a tough time with the Arkansas Pine Bluff Lions Saturday afternoon at BBVA Compass Stadium, and despite a weather delay the Lions outplayed TSU and handed them a 49-3 loss in front of a homecoming crowd of 2,968.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees broke a half-century old NFL record set by former Baltimore Colts QB Johnny Unitas, by throwing a touchdown pass in his 48th consecutive game, in a 31-24 victory over the San Diego Chargers at Mercedes Benz-Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.