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Terrible Towel Tales: Fans chant “Fire Canada”

Steelers news and commentary for Tuesday, September 19

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Welcome to the Terrible Towel Tales, where we’ll highlight some of the latest stories permeating Steelers media for your reading pleasure every Monday through Saturday. In today’s news...

Fans chant “Fire Canada” after three-and-out | Brooke Pryor, ESPN

Fans let their feelings about the Steelers’ offensive coordinator be known after a series of bad drives from the offense.

Steelers’ Minkah Fitzpatrick being evaluated at local hospital for chest injury suffered in win over Browns | Jeff Kerr, CBS Sports

Fitzpatrick initially was shaken up on the same play as Chubb’s gruesome injury, appearing to suffer a lower body injury while tackling Cleveland’s running back. The play was a direct hit by Fitzpatrick, causing Chubb to be carted off the field. Fitzpatrick left the game, and no injury diagnosis was immediately revealed. He was seen on the sidelines and was not given an injury designation by the Steelers.

By that point, Fitzpatrick already had a game-changing play in this contest. On the first play from scrimmage, Fitzpatrick tipped Deshaun Watson’s pass that ended up into the hands of Alex Highsmith, who completed the pick-six to give Pittsburgh an early lead.

Fitzpatrick ended up re-entering the game, as he was the player that prevented Jerome Ford from scoring a 70-yard touchdown to give the Browns the lead in the third quarter. The Steelers safety tripped up Ford and stopped him just shy of the goal line.

History made: T.J. Watt eclipses James Harrison for Steelers all-time sack record | Brian Batko, Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Just six years after being drafted by the Steelers, T.J. Watt has established himself as the franchise’s all-time sack king.

Watt broke the record for most career sacks in the regular season Monday night against the Browns when he brought down Deshaun Watson on third down in the final minute of the first half, holding Cleveland to a field goal and keeping the Steelers ahead, 16-14. He came into the game tied with James Harrison at 80½ sacks, but Harrison played parts of 13 years with the Steelers across two stints while Watt is in his seventh NFL season.