Steelers LB T.J. Watt named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for Week 17

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Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt put on quite a show on Monday night against the Cleveland Browns. Watt took advantage of a rookie right tackle and spent most of the game forcing Cleveland quarterback Baker Mayfield to play under significant duress.

Watt finished the game with four sacks, three tackles for loss, two passes defended, five quarterback hits and five total tackles. He was completely unblockable one on one and the Browns felt no sense of urgency to double team him.

With Watt’s huge performance he is now only one sack away from tying the single-season sack record which is currently held by Michael Strahan. The Steelers have one game left to play and have all but locked up the Defensive Player of the Year title. A feat made even more impressive when you consider Watt has missed two games due to injury this season and parts of at least two more.

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