T.J. Watt is expected to play against Bengals on Sunday

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After missing last week’s loss to the Chargers, edge rusher T.J. Watt should be on the field for Pittsburgh’s Sunday matchup against Cincinnati.

Watt was a full participant in the Steelers’ Friday practice and has no game status for Week 12. Watt was listed as limited on Wednesday and Thursday.

The star edge rusher has recorded 12.5 sacks in eight games, while also registering three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, four passes defensed, 13 tackles for loss, and 20 quarterback hits.

Watt missed Pittsburgh’s Week Three loss to the Bengals with a groin injury.

The Steelers have a chance to get all three key defensive players they were missing for last week back against Cincinnati. Safety Minkah Fitzpatrick was activated off the COVID-19 list. And cornerback Joe Haden (foot) is questionable for the contest. Haden did not practice Wednesday but was limited on Thursday and Friday.

Pittsburgh has only ruled out a pair of players: offensive lineman J.C. Hassenauer and tight end Eric Ebron. Neither player practiced this week.

Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (pectoral/right shoulder), cornerback Arthur Maulet (illness), guard Trai Turner (knee), defensive end Isaiahh Loudermilk (groin) all have no injury status and are expected to play.

14 responses to “T.J. Watt is expected to play against Bengals on Sunday

  1. The D will improve with Watt out there, but as long as they plod Ben to try to save their season, I’ll place my bets on the Bengals and Joe Burrow.

  2. Good, the no excuses when the Bengals win again (though I’m sure the Steeler Fanboys and girls will come up with a few)

  3. I kindly ask the Bungle fans to remind us when their team last won a meaningful football contest. I’m waiting.

  4. AS LONG AS EVERYBODY IS ROOTING FOR THE BUNGELS LETS NOT FORGET LAST SEASON PITTSBURGH HAD NO OFFENSIVE LINE NO RUNNING BACKS NO NOTHING AND IT WAS ONLY BECAUSE OF BIG BEN THAT THEY WERE 12 AND 4 LAST SEASON BUT SOME PEOPLE DONT HAVE THE FOOTBALL KNOWLEDGE TO REALIZE THAT.

  5. Stooler Nation will overtake the the jungle, Bengals will need to run silent count all afternoon.Bengals need to get the running game going to slow down the pass rush and quiet the Stooler faithful.Bengals game plan,run the ball control the clock

  6. The way this season has been playing out it wouldn’t surprise me to see the Steelers win. They play down to their competition most years. Divisional games are always a crap shoot.

  7. The Bengals sweeping the Steelers? Just sounds ridiculous saying it out loud, doesn’t it? I checked outside, and the world is still on its axis. The Steelers will win Sunday.

  8. With or without TJ Watt Bengals still win this because Big Ben is the Big weak link on this Steelers team

  9. Bengals going for first series sweep since 2009. All teams in division are on the upswing except Steelers, but unlike the other 3 AFCN teams, Steelers don’t stay in rut very long.

  10. The Browns are a year away from firing their head coach and looking for a new qb. How are they on the upswing?

  11. Hoping my Bengals win but kinda feel like things could go anywhere from blowout from either side to a tie. Both teams have had great wins and bad losses. You just can’t tell until they play the game.

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