TJ Watt, Derek Watt come up with key plays early for Pittsburgh Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers are facing a tough task to open the NFL Playoffs with a road trip vs. the Kansas City Chiefs. So far, it’s the special teams unit and the defense of Pittsburgh that has kept the game scoreless through the first quarter.
Late in the quarter and with great field position, Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs had a great opportunity to put points on the board. But on 1st-and-1, TJ Watt disrupted a short pass play and forced an interception.
As Mahomes tried to find Travis Kelce on a short route, Watt tipped the pass with Devin Bush pulling in the interception to put a quick end to the scoring threat:
TJ Watt’s deflection leads to Devin Bush’s INT! #HereWeGo
— NFL (@NFL) January 17, 2022
The great field position for the Chiefs was set up by a nice punt return by Mecole Hardman. It was Derek Watt who became the last line of defense on the return and made the stop for the Steelers.
Can the Watts and the Steelers pull off the postseason upset? They are off to a great start against a tough offense in a hostile environment.