Pittsburgh Steelers Star forward TJ Watt continues to prove himself as one of the most consistent players on the field.
During Thursday night’s narrow win over the Tennessee Titanshe also proved his mettle when he recorded his 87th career sack – all without his helmet.
“I felt like he showed some toughness tonight,” Watt said of rookie quarterback Will Levis.
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“He took some hits, he was able to make some good passes under pressure and we were able to continue to keep him under pressure and be able to get him to throw that pick at the end, that was huge.”
One of those hits came late in the first quarter when Watt was broken free by Titans offensive tackle Nicholas Petit-Frere, who appeared to grab Watt’s facemask, causing Watt’s helmet to tear.
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The incident didn’t stop Watt from scrambling toward Levitt, who was already stumbling to his feet.
It was Watt’s 9.5 sacks of the season and the 87th of his career. He’s just a sack away from top brother JJ Watt for most sacks in their first 100 games.
“TJ is going to break all my records,” JJ said during Thursday night’s pregame broadcast. “He’s going to break it all, it’s just a matter of when and I’m really happy for him”
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Kenny Pickett’s three-yard touchdown pass to Diontae Johnson with 4:02 left gave the Steelers a 20-16 victory, marking their third win in four games.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.