T.J. Watt gives Steelers 7-0 lead with fumble return for a touchdown

AFC Wild Card Playoffs - Pittsburgh Steelers v Kansas City Chiefs
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At long last, points have been scored in the Wild Card matchup between the Chiefs and Steelers.

And Pittsburgh has taken a second-quarter lead.

With first-and-10 at the Kansas City 31-yard line, the Chiefs elected to have receiver Mecole Hardman take a direct snap from shotgun. But when Hardman tried to hand the ball off to running back Darrel Williams, Williams dropped it, picked it up, then fumbled it again when defensive tackle Cam Heyward hit him.

Edge rusher T.J. Watt picked up the loose ball and returned it 26 yards for a touchdown.

Neither offense has been efficient to start with a scoreless first quarter, though Watt was also involved in keeping the Chiefs off the board in the opening period.

Mecole Hardman had a 48-yard punt return to set up the Chiefs on the Pittsburgh 22. But on the next play, Watt batted a pass up and linebacker Devin Bush came down with it for an interception — ending the scoring threat.

With just over nine minutes left in the second quarter, the two teams have combined for eight punts.

11 responses to “T.J. Watt gives Steelers 7-0 lead with fumble return for a touchdown

  1. How do you get your all world qb to show up? Take him out of the game and run the wildcat.

  2. TJ Watt is a beast but Roethlisberger is like Miss Marple. They’re offense won’t keep up to give Watt and Heyward a chance. Sorry Flo.

  3. TJ Watt is a total baller, and should be unanimous MVP of the year. Yes, tying Strahan’s record is THAT impressive esp compared to Brady and Aaron .

  4. Steelers need to put Diontae Johnson at cornerback. Guy has to lead the team in pass breakups.

  5. You shouldn’t be MVP if your team is mediocre (like the Steelers clearly are). TJ Watt is just a roided up pass rusher — Shawne Merriman 2.0.

  6. I’m surprised touchback isn’t in here complaining about TJ and all his relatives. Must be still crying over his beloved Pats being de-pantsed.

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