Pittsburgh remains alive in the playoff race, because its defensive leader kept himself ready virtually. Plus, Russell Wilson, Jared Goff and much more from Week 13.
As of late Friday afternoon, it was widely believed that Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt would miss Sunday’s game against the Ravens due to a positive COVID test from a week ago. As of late Sunday afternoon, Watt was creating havoc. Unexpectedly cleared after an absence of only five days, Watt...
Sunday was another inspiring performance for Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt. Watt racked up 3.5 sacks against the Baltimore Ravens despite spending the week away from the team while on the Reserve/COVID-19 list. After Sunday’s win, Watt’s teammate Minkah Fitzpatrick lobbied for Watt saying the fact Watt hasn’t won Defensive...
FMIA Week 13: ‘Seven Shots’—How T.J. Watt And Steelers Kept Playoff Hopes Alive By Stopping Ravens Late
With the flightiness of NFL greatness (outside of New England), one of the sport’s oxymoronish phrases is “enduring rivalries.” There is only one that truly endures at the highest level of the game, year after year. Ray Lewis comes, Hines Ward goes. Billick/Cowher out, Harbaugh/Tomlin in. It never changes. The games I’ve covered in this rivalry in Pittsburgh—five of them in this century—have the kind of intensity that other great NFL games, even some of the Pats-Colts encounters, don’t seem to have. Former Ravens guard John Urschel put it this way: “When we went to Pittsburgh, you could feel the entire stadium hate you.”
The Steelers are 6-2 when T.J. Watt plays most of the game, 0-3-1 when he doesn’t. That’s not an accident. I could easily argue they are 6-0 when they have a healthy Watt, 0-5-1 when they don’t. He didn’t look right coming off injuries in Green Bay or Cincinnati, but I’ll stick with the 6-2 number. It’s telling enough.
Mike Tomlin On If T.J. Watt Really Needs Practice After Career Game: ‘Yes, And There Will Be No Music’
The Pittsburgh Steelers have had six players test positive for COVID-19 so far in the past several weeks, including three in just the past week, with Joe Haeg, then Robert Spillane, and before them, a week ago today, T.J. Watt. Haeg and Spillane are currently the only two on the Reserve/COVID-19 List.
The Baltimore Ravens had a chance to pull it off but T.J. Watt stole the show in a Pittsburgh Steelers victory that came down to the wire in Week 13. After two embarrassing performances in which Keith Butler’s defense surrendered back-to-back 41-point games in ugly losses, the Pittsburgh Steelers dialed things up a notch again the Baltimore Ravens in a must-win Week 13 matchup. Mike Tomlin’s team sat on a 5-5-1 record when the day started and he knew how catastrophic a loss would have been to the Steelers playoff hopes.
PITTSBURGH -- With 20 seconds remaining in the game and the Baltimore Ravens down one to the Pittsburgh Steelers, head coach John Harbaugh decided to try and win the game in regulation. The Ravens lined up for two, which resulted in an incomplete pass from Lamar Jackson to tight end...
The Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2021 season is underway, and they are hoping for a better outcome in comparison to last season. After starting out 11-0, they finished the year 1-4 in the regular season, and then lost in the Wildcard Round to the Cleveland Browns, ignited by a 0-28 first quarter.
The MRI on T.J. Watt's hip and knee injuries provided positive news for the Pittsburgh Steelers pass rusher. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday on NFL NOW that there is little, if any, structural damage to Watt's hip and knee, per a source informed of the situation. Rapoport added...
On Saturday, the Pittsburgh Steelers announced they had downgraded cornerback Joe Haden to OUT in this week’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Haden has been dealing with a foot injury. However, the bigger news might be what the Steelers didn’t say. Outside linebacker T.J. Watt missed last week’s game with...
The Steelers finished strong in a Week 11 loss to the Chargers and that created some hope that they would be able to put together a strong performance against the Bengals on Sunday. Cincinnati didn’t take long to dash those hopes. They went up 10-0 in the first quarter and...
Whether you’re looking at this season or his career, T.J. Watt continues to post ridiculous numbers. With three more sacks Monday night against the Bears, the Steelers’ fifth-year pass-rusher now has 11.5 this season and 61 for his career. Only Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett has more in 2021 with 12, and he has played two more games than Watt, who missed Week 3 with a groin injury.
With the Steelers losing a major piece to their pass rush, here are four free-agent edge defenders the team could sign to help their defense. T.J. Watt didn’t suffer a season-ending injury this week against the Lions, and while that is something to be thankful for, he is expected to miss some time as a result. While Taco Charlton will step up as the starter potentially, the Steelers need another capable body to spell their edge position.
Outside linebacker T.J. Watt may be on the verge of shattering one historic Pittsburgh Steelers team record. Watt has so far kicked off the season on a dominant note. Through seven games played so far this year, Watt ranks as the team leader in multiple defensive stats, from sacks (11.5) to quarterback hits (18).