The Steelers blew a 14-point lead and couldn’t stop the Seahawks at the end of regulation on Sunday night, but T.J. Watt made sure they didn’t lose to the Seahawks in overtime.
Watt wrecked Seattle’s first possession with a sack of Geno Smith, but the Steelers punted the ball right back. Watt came up even bigger on the next Seattle possession with a. strip sack of Smith that positioned the Steelers for a game-winning field goal.
The two plays were a reminder of why the Steelers signed Watt to a nine-figure extension that head coach Mike Tomlin referenced while discussing Watt’s big plays after the game.
“That’s how he’s compensated,” Tomlin said, via Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “I don’t think anyone is surprised by his ability to deliver in those moments.”
Sunday’s game showed that there’s still plenty of work for the Steelers to do on offense this season, but Watt’s play on Sunday means they’ll be able to work on that without lamenting a loss.