WATCH: T.J. Watt caps incredible performance with clutch block of potential game-winning FG
That’s one way to start a season!
T.J. Watt wasted no time making his presence felt in the NFL this season. The former Wisconsin Badger and current LB for the Pittsburgh Steelers hit the ground running with a four-sack performance against the Cleveland Browns.
Cleveland had no answer for him as he was constantly in the backfield. The Pittsburgh Steelers tweeted a graphic with the announcement of Watt’s fourth sack:
That's @_TJWatt's 4th sack of the game. pic.twitter.com/PQR95jTbSu
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) September 9, 2018
In addition to his success rushing the passer, Watt came up clutch in the waning moments of overtime. The Browns were set up to kick a game-winning field goal with just seconds left in the period. Watt, however, had other plans.
@RealLastTake shared the video of Watt’s tie-saving block. (Field goal begins at 0:31 mark):
Joe Schobert with the takeway to put the #Browns in position to win but TJ Watt blocks the field goal for the #Steelers.#Badgers out here grinding for their teams! #OnWisconsin pic.twitter.com/D9HdRZBsBO
— Last Take (@RealLastTake) September 9, 2018
A win is always preferable, but at least Watt made sure the Steelers didn’t lose.