CINCINNATI – Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton is firing back after a playful jab from Texans defensive end J.J. Watt following Monday night's game.
After the Texans 10-6 win against the undefeated Bengals, Watt took a swipe at Dalton during an interview with ESPN's Lisa Salters.
"Our goal was to come out here and make the Red Rifle look like a Red Ryder BB Gun, and I think we did that," Watt said.
Dalton, who played football at Katy High School, took offense and vented during a post-game news conference.
"I'm disappointed in him because of the integrity of this game," he said. "I have a lot of respect for him. He's a really good player. There are a lot of kids and people who look up to him, and for him to make comments like that he's just showing that's acceptable to say that kind of stuff."