Watt, Fitzpatrick named to PFT All-Pro team

Watt, Fitzpatrick named to PFT All-Pro team
PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 10: T.J. Watt #90 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts in the second half against the Los Angeles Rams on November 10, 2019 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

PITTSBURGH — T.J. Watt and Minkah Fitzpatrick anchored a 2019 Steelers defense that ranked top-five in the NFL across the board.

The Steelers finished fifth in yards-per-game allowed (304.1), fifth in points-per-game allowed (18.9), first in sacks (54), second in interceptions (20) and second in forced fumbles (22), good for a plus-eight turnover differential despite some horrific quarterback play (multiple four-interception games, anyone?) down the stretch.

Now, Pro Football Talk (PFT) is rewarding the play of Watt and Fitzpatrick with a little end-of-season hardware, as they’ve both been named to PFT’s 2019 All-Pro team.

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