Despite being a three-point road underdog, the Pittsburgh Steelers left SoFi Stadium with a big win over the Los Angeles Rams.
Coming back to win for the second time in as many weeks, the defense was once again crucial for Mike Tomlin’s team to get the job done.
T.J. Watt was dominant and impactful as he usually is, and he made history — again.
Watt picked off Rams QB Matthew Stafford in the third quarter, setting his offense for a Kenny Pickett rushing touchdown.
Besides the obvious impact of the interception, he also entered the history books by getting his seventh career interception.
With that pick, he joined NFL legend Lawrence Taylor as the only two players to log at least seven interceptions and at least 70 sacks in their first seven campaigns in the league (Via Around The NFL).
— Around The NFL (@AroundTheNFL) October 23, 2023
Notably, this obviously dates back to when sacks were first recorded in 1982.
Watt has been one of the main reasons why the Steelers have been able to win four games this season.
Matt Canada’s offense continues to struggle, and while Pickett continues to show signs of improvement, the defense has once again been the calling card for this team.
Joining Lawrence Taylor in any category means you’re doing a great job, as he’s widely considered to be the greatest defensive player of all time.
And while taking that distinction away from him could be considered an impossible task, T.J. Watt is definitely making a case to at least be a part of that conversation once it’s all said and done.