"It means a lot, but it doesn't mean squat at the end of the day because we have to go out and do it again next week," Mercilus said.
Texans' defense thrives without Watt in 27-14 win →
"It's unfortunate that J.J. is down, but ... we still have to play ball," linebacker Whitney Mercilus said. "We went out there and did that. We toughed it out."
Clowney steps up with Watt out for season →