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T.J. Watt named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 2

The Pittsburgh Steelers OLB was a dominant force vs. the Denver Broncos in Week 2.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers have long been known for their defense. If you wanted to get more specific they have always been known for their pass rushers. Whether it was Greg Lloyd, Kevin Greene, Joey Porter, LaMarr Woodley or James Harrison, the staple of the modern era Steelers defense has always been a dominant edge defender.

This tradition continues with T.J. Watt, and he was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week winner after his performance vs. the Denver Broncos in Week 2.

Against the Broncos Watthad 2.5 sacks for a loss of 20 yards, four quarterback hits and four tackles. All of the sacks were against Jeff Driskel, who came in after Drew Lock left the game injured.

In fact, on the play where Lock was injured, it was Watt who tripped up Lock and eventually ended with Bud Dupree getting the sack fumble.

Winning these type of awards isn’t new for Watt, last season he was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Month for November, and twice named AFC Defensive Player of the Week in 2018.

Watt leads the NFL in sacks after two weeks, and hopes to add to that total this Sunday when Deshaun Watson, and brother J.J. Watt, and the Houston Texaxns visit Heinz Field for a big AFC Matchup.

Be sure to stay tuned to BTSC for the latest news and notes surrounding the black-and-gold as they prepare for their next opponent.