T.J. Watt tied Michael Strahan’s NFL single-season sack record with 23 seconds left in the first half of Sunday’s 16-13 overtime win against the Baltimore Ravens.
It was the highest of highs and the lowest of loweat on the very next play.
On the very next play, Watt was back trying to break the record, but him jumping in the air to bat down a pass led to him being kneed in the groin.
His brother, JJ Watt, went from congratulating him to laughing.
The Steelers picked up a much needed OT win against the Steelers and are almost assured a chance of playing in the postseason, which will extend Ben Roethlisberger’s career by one more game.
With the Jacksonville Jaguars’ upset of the Indianapolis Colts, the Steelers will make the playoffs as the No. 7 seed as long as the Las Vegas Raiders and Los Angeles Chargers don’t tie in the Sunday night finale.
Watt not only recorded the historic sack for a 22.5 total this season, he also had three quarterback hits, a tackle for loss, a batted pass and a forced fumble.