T.J. Watt: Great accomplishment to set Steelers sack record, but so much work left to do

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Sunday’s Steelers win was a big one for the team and it also featured a couple of meaningful milestones for members of the team.

Ben Roethlisberger passed Philip Rivers to move into fifth place in all-time passing yards and T.J. Watt recorded 1.5 sacks to set a new single-season franchise record in that category. Watt now has 17.5 sacks on the year and has three more games to add to that total before the year is out.

After beating the Titans, Watt said he’s focused on the team’s record rather than his own as they head toward a Week 16 game against the Chiefs.

“It’s a great accomplishment,” Watt said, via Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “It’s a historic franchise we have here, but there’s so much work to do that I can’t really stop and think about stuff like that. Just finished a game, got a win, but it means nothing if we don’t handle business next week.”

Watt’s individual achievements have been a boost to the team’s chances this season. The Steelers are 6-2-1 when he records a sack, so they’ll be hoping to see the franchise record continue to grow before the year is out.

5 responses to “T.J. Watt: Great accomplishment to set Steelers sack record, but so much work left to do

  1. He’s such a talented player which makes it hard to understand why he consistently takes cheap shots and is one of the dirtier players in the league.

  2. Would someone please put this team out of their misery already? Might take til Baltimore in week 18 unfortunately.

  3. What an incredible athlete, hitting the record even though he’s missed two full games outright and enough time from other games to equal a third. A great football player, always on point with technique, nailing this record despite the refs constantly trying to hold him and the Steelers back. The slow clip yesterday of Watt being HELD by not one but TWO different Titans, at the same time, and getting the sack anyway (but of course not getting a holding call – the refs forever trying to keep the Steelers down) just says it all.

    The NFL world is stacked against him, and he prevails anyway. Well done T.J.!

  4. The video of two Titans holding him, no flag thrown and Watt still making the sack is a microcosm of the last 3 years.

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