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JJ Watt has message for Titans after Texans’ comeback win

JJ Watt looks on

Jan 4, 2020; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) warms up before the AFC Wild Card NFL Playoff game against the Buffalo Bills at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

There were elevated stakes during the Sunday clash between the Tennessee Titans and Houston Texans — according to former Texans star JJ Watt, that is.

The Texans outlasted the Titans 19-16 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tenn. Houston won in overtime thanks to a successful 54-yard field goal attempt by Texans kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn.

The biggest storyline of the contest, however, arguably revolved around the Titans’ uniforms.

Tennessee used their throwback Oilers uniforms against Houston, much to the chagrin of Texans fans. The red, white, and powder blue threads were famously the Titans franchise’s colors before the team moved from Houston to Tennessee in 1997. Several fans called the Titans’ loss karma for the perceived disrespect.

Watt appeared to believe the Titans’ loss meant more than just karmic retribution on the football field. The former Texans defensive end posted on X that Tennessee is obligated to return the uniforms to Houston altogether.

“We get the uniforms back. That’s how this works, I don’t make the rules. Sorry, not sorry. Too bad, so sad,” said Watt after the game.

Despite Watt’s post, the Titans probably won’t be returning the colors anytime soon. But the result at least gave Houstonians some sweet revenge for at least one game.

The University of Houston football team used an alternate uniform that resembled the throwback Oilers jerseys earlier this year. The NFL later took action against what was meant to be a tribute to Houston’s football history.


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