Steelers' T.J. Watt earnes rookie's top Week 1 honor.
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Third-year Pittsburgh Steelers edge rusher T.J. Watt might soon join his older brother as a Defensive Player of the Year.

Just ask New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold, who fell victim to Watt’s absolutely extraordinary talents Sunday afternoon.

Watt beat Jets tackle Brandon Shell with an elite pass-rush move before strip-sacking Darnold and recovering the fumble. That’s the trifecta from Mr. Watt right here.

Watt entered Sunday’s game having put up 31 quarterback hits, 13 sacks and a league-best six forced fumbles. He added to all three categories on just one play.

Just three plays later, Pittsburgh scored the game-tying touchdown on this pass from Mason Rudolph. He replaced an ineffective Devlin Hodges under center.

Talk about a game-changing play for a Steelers squad still looking to earn a wild card spot in the AFC.

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