50 best plays of 2013 - No. 49: Pasztor neutralizes Watt

Matt Sullivan

We're counting down the 50 best plays of 2013. What comes in at No. 49? Austin Pasztor's domination of J.J. Watt in Houston.

In the 50 days leading up to the preseason opener against the Buccaneers, we're counting down the 50 best plays of 2013.

Yesterday at No. 50 was Justin Blackmon's catch-and-run touchdown against the Rams. So, who comes in at No. 49?

Well, it's not just one play in particular, but an entire game performance perfectly illustrated by one.

In Week 12, the Jaguars traveled to the Texans. Both teams were fighting for little more than pride as they had a combined three wins between them.

Not only that, but we had a largely unproven right tackle in Austin Pasztor who would be matched up against an All-Pro pass rusher in J.J. Watt.

But Pasztor did something none of us expected and neutralized Watt. Yes, Watt got an early sack on Henne during the game's first possession, but aside from that he didn't make as much an impact on the game as many thought he would.

This play, from the end of the third quarter, happened again and again and shows why offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch felt comfortable with a no-huddle offense for much of the game.

Should Pasztor's handling of Watt rank a bit higher than No. 49? Should it be on the list at all? Let us know in the comment below!

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