• Steelers Watt named AFC Defensive Player of the Week for second time


    PITTSBURGH - For the second time this season, Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week.

    Watt had a big game for the defense against the Atlanta Falcons, recording three sacks, eight tackles and a forced fumble. The fumble was recovered in the end zone for a Steelers touchdown.

    Watt, his brother J.J. and Geno Atkins from the Bengals are in a three-way tie for the NFL sack lead with six each.

    The Steelers play the Bengals on Sunday.

    Watt was also named AFC Player of the Week after the Steelers Week 1 tie against the Cleveland Browns. He recorded three sacks in that game as well.




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