T.J. Watt did it again.
The Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker snagged a remarkable interception off of Joe Burrow on Sunday while rushing the Cincinnati Bengals quarterback. On first-and-10 late in the third quarter, Burrow dropped back and threw a pass to his right targeting Tyler Boyd on a crossing route. It didn’t make it past the line of scrimmage.
Watt stuck his hands up as Burrow released the ball and came down with a clean interception deep in Bengals territory.
For the vast majority of NFL players that’s an outstanding deflected pass. For the reigning Defensive Player of the Year, it’s a turnover that set the Steelers up for a field goal to cut their deficit to 24-23. It also wasn’t the first time he did it to Burrow. Check the Week 1 tape.
Watt picked a nearly identical interception off of Burrow on Sept. 11 in a 23-20 Steelers win.
The interception was one of four that Burrow threw that day. It was also one of Watt’s last plays before a pectoral injury sidelined him for nine weeks.
But now Watt’s back. Much to the chagrin of Burrow and the delight of Steelers fans.