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January 12, 2013

Texans defense healthier for rematch against the Patriots

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Phillips, who began coaching in the NFL in 1976, believes Watt is clearly the best defensive player in the NFL this season.

“He had the best season ever,” Phillips said. “I mean, nobody has had a season like that. Nobody has made that many tackles, that many sacks, that many pass breakups and that many tackles for loss or tackles for no gain in the history of football. Nobody has had a year like that. It’s the best I’ve ever seen, sure.”

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