By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – After a week when TJ Watt remained questionable for this past Sunday’s matchup with the Ravens due to being in COVID-19 protocol, he turned in a dominant performance.READ MORE: Jerome Bettis Joins Chuck Noll Foundation Board Of Directors
Against the Ravens, Watt recorded 3.5 sacks, six tackles, six quarterback hits, and a forced fumble.
For his efforts, he has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week.READ MORE: With 67 Steelers' Sacks, Bordas & Bordas Donates $33,500 To Ronald McDonald House
Thanks to his 3.5 sacks this past week, he is now tied with James Harrison for the Steelers’ single-season sack record with 16 in total.
Watt is also the leader in sacks in the entire NFL.
This marks the second time this season Watt has been named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week, taking home the honor after a week six win over Seattle.MORE NEWS: Steelers Face Long-Overdue Reboot As Roethlisberger Exits: 'All Options Are On The Table'
He is now a five-time winner of AFC Defensive Player of the Week.