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Fitzpatrick has TD pass, Watt dominates as Texans end skid with 17-6 win over Washington

Houston Texans' Alfred Blue (28) scores against the Washington Redskins on a blocked punt during the second quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Houston Texans' Alfred Blue (28) scores against the Washington Redskins on a blocked punt during the second quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)  (The Associated Press)

Rookie Alfred Blue blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown and J.J. Watt lived up to his massive new contract to help the Houston Texans snap a 14-game losing streak with a 17-6 win over Washington on Sunday.

The Texans led 7-6 after a 76-yard touchdown reception by DeAndre Hopkins in the second quarter. Blue blocked Washington's punt on the next drive, scooped it up and returned it five yards for a touchdown to push the lead to 14-6.

Watt had a sack, blocked an extra point, recovered a fumble and swatted down a pass in his first game since signing a six-year, $100 million contract Monday. First overall pick Jadeveon Clowney had a tackle for a loss in the first half before leaving with a knee injury.

Robert Griffin III threw for 267 yards, but Washington was done in by two second-half fumbles.