Pittsburgh Steelers Await TJ Watt News After Beating Cincinnati Bengals

Article recaps the Week 1 NFL game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals. TJ Watt’s injury is the big news.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers took a win away from Week 1, defeating the Cincinnati Bengals in overtime 23-20. They truly snapped victory from the jaws of defeat as the Bengals missed a dunk at the buzzer when they missed an extra point that would have won the game in regulation. However, the victory could come at a great cost as TJ Watt left the game late and injury updates are pending.

Joe Burrow – Underachiever of Week 1?

The Week 1 game will also be remembered for the four interceptions that quarterback Joe Burrow threw for the Cincinnati Bengals. He had interception problems last season in the first half of the season. In fact, for many points of last season’s campaign, he was among the betting favorites to lead the league in the unflattering category (bet365).

But Burrow, who is the presumptive “underachiever of the week,” did more than just throw interceptions in making a bad case for himself. Cincinnati’s QB1 was just 33 for 53 on passing and he was sacked 7 times. Mitch Trubisky, Pittsburgh’s quarterback, had a very flat game but still outplayed his counterpart.

Optimism for the Pittsburgh Steelers depends on Watt’s Injury Update

But if the news regarding TJ Watt and his injury is bad news for the Steelers, then Pittsburgh’s chances of making the playoffs might be worse than they were ahead of the regular season. Pittsburgh entered the 2022 campaign in the bottom tier of the league for betting favorites to make the playoffs (bet365). TJ Watt is an enormous defensive force in the NFL and his contributions would be missed severely should he need to miss a significant amount of playing time.

Next up for Cincinnati is a road game in Week 2. They will travel to Dallas to take on the Cowboys. Next up for Pittsburgh, is a home game against the New England Patriots. Both games will be played on Sunday in Week 2.