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How Patriots shut down Texans star J.J. Watt

Scheme pulls plug on defensive end’s pass rush

FOXBOROUGH — We obviously should have known.

One of the favorites for the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award, Texans end J.J. Watt, comes to town on the same night that longtime left tackle Matt Light was honored for his standout 11 years and he was shut down by Light’s former Patriots teammates.

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