The biggest defensive star in the Lone Star state is out. That's a void for the Houston Texans as big as, well, J.J. Watt's persona.
In the mediocre AFC South, which Houston (2-1) leads, losing its best player could bring the defending division champion back to the field — as uninspiring as the Titans, Colts and Jaguars might be.
With the Texans coming off a no-show at New England, visiting Tennessee could be feeling pretty frisky about its chances Sunday.
"I'm very disappointed about that," says Tennessee left tackle Taylor Lewan, who would have matched up a lot with Watt.
"I've said before if you want to be the best you've got to go...