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J.J. Watt returns Andrew Luck fumble for 45-yard TD

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J.J. Watt is a man who seems capable of doing anything - including returning a fumble 45-yards for a touchdown on Thursday Night Football.

The Houston Texans superstar and shoe-in NFL Defensive Player of the Year was at it again yesterday, pulling his side back into contention after a nightmare start against the Indianapolis Colts. They ultimately fell short, losing 33-28.

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Andrew Luck had engineered a near uncatchable position for the Colts in the first quarter alone, with the Texans down 24-0 after 15 minutes, despite the best efforts of Watt - seemingly a one-man wrecking machine for large parts of the opening exchanges.

The Texans managed to stem the flow however, and as the offence started to score points, the Colts stalled. They still led by 12 with under 11 minutes on the clock, before Watt's instinctive pick-up moved the hosts to within a score.

Shotgun fumble

Luck was facing a long third down when he fumbled from the shotgun position, and as players scrambled around for the football, it was Watt who pulled the ball away from the QB, recovered on the ground, picking himself up untouched and set off for the End Zone.

It was Watt's third touchdown of the season, and he became only the fifth player in an NFL season to score a reception, interception and fumble recovery touchdown in the same season. Unlike against the Bills in week four, he wasn't going to miss his celebratory opportunity, however.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: J.J. Watt fumble return TD

Watt proceeded to bust out the 'Nae Nae' at the NRG Stadium, copying the YouTube phenomenon in America by waving his hand in the air and swaying from side-to-side. The Texans were back in business.

AFC South picture

However, they could not generate another opportunity to win the game, and slipped to 3-3 in the AFC South. The Colts, meanwhile, now sit 4-2 at the top of the division.

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