T.J. Watt feeling healthier than the last time the Steelers faced the Chiefs

NFL: DEC 26 Steelers at Chiefs
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When the Steelers played the Chiefs three weeks ago, pass rusher T.J. Watt had perhaps his worst game of the season, failing to record a single pressure, let alone a sack. As the Steelers prepare to face the Chiefs on Sunday, Watt says it’s different.

Although Watt wasn’t listed on the injury report for the Chiefs game, he said on Friday that he was healthy enough to play but not healthy enough to play every snap at 100 percent. Now he feels much better.

“I think it was a matter of how my body was feeling going into that game,” said Watt, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I know I wasn’t able to play as many snaps and be as effective as I wanted to be. I feel better where I am today than I was going into that game.”

The Steelers lost that previous matchup with the Chiefs 36-10, and they’re 12.5-point favorites in Sunday’s rematch. They’re hoping a great game from Watt can power a shocking upset.

15 responses to “T.J. Watt feeling healthier than the last time the Steelers faced the Chiefs

  1. Reid has a plan for guys like Watt, best illustrated in the Chiefs 30-0 playoff win against the Texans and the other Watt. Instead of double teaming him, Reid often didn’t block Watt at all, ran plays around him or to the other side and basically had Watt running side to side wind sprints all game. He was out of gas by halftime. At first, the game announcers thought not blocking Watt was a player missing an assignment. They caught on soon enough. So did Watt.

  2. Hopefully the game is close, at least through the first half. Andy Reid is good at second half adjustments but I would not necessarily say it is a strong suit for Mike Tomlin.

  3. Watt and Hayward will wreck the Chiefs offensive line and do the mashed patotoe on Mahomes

  4. The Roethlisberger angle is fun, but the reality is that if the Chiefs don’t win this game handily it means they absolutely collapsed. We have seen that from them this year, but not in a while.
    Chiefs 35
    Steelers 24

  5. Watt and Hayward will wreck the Chiefs offensive line and do the mashed patotoe on Mahomes
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    Good to see Dan Quayle on this message board.

  6. Lifelong chiefs fan. Historically Reid is great about second half adjustments, but for whatever reason, this season the second half has thrown some absolute stinkers. I

  7. Bears an, so what time is the Bears game this weekend……quiet and sit on the couch and be quiet.

  8. Pittsburgh shouldn’t even be in this game.

    Makes me happy to hear your pain. Enjoy the game…..loser.

  9. Reid has a plan for guys like Watt, best illustrated in the Chiefs 30-0 playoff win against the Texans and the other Watt. Instead of double teaming him, Reid often didn’t block Watt at all, ran plays around him or to the other side and basically had Watt running side to side wind sprints all game.
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    i don’t think you realize that you are describing our best case scenario. as someone attached to an eagle fan, i wouldn’t necessarily expect ol’ andy one son not to lay a stinker in this spot.

  10. Those ribs really healed a bunch in the last 3 weeks eh? Right on. I want Blitzburg as close to their full strength as possible.

    Hate to think the Chiefs could lose to a squad anywhere close to as pathetic as 3 weeks ago.

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