The Steelers entered week 12 with a 10-0 report after profitable their final two video games by greater than 20 factors. They confronted a Baltimore Ravens crew that was within the midst of a Covid-19 outbreak, limping into the sport with quite a few vital absences.
Week 12, second quarter, 10:25. T.J. Watt is the sting rusher to the correct aspect of the display.
Watt takes #74 for a experience and information one other sack (QB Robert Griffin III’s knee touches proper earlier than Dupree and Heyward get fingers on him). Chances are you’ll do not forget that offensive lineman from earlier on this sequence when he ran a play fallacious and obtained Lamar Jackson sacked in week 8. Rookie Tyre Phillips was overmatched as a rookie guard in week 8, in week 12 he was taking part in sort out and going through T.J. Watt. His approach is understandably flawed, and you may’t deliver that in opposition to T.J. Watt and count on something however unhealthy outcomes. The Ravens didn’t have a sort out that would deal with Watt 1v1, and it was a significant drawback for all of them sport.
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Week 12, third quarter, 9:48. T.J. Watt is the sting rusher to the correct aspect of the display.
Compounding Baltimore’s wrestle to dam T.J. Watt with a lineman is his athleticism and explosiveness off the snap that ruins operating performs that attempt to account for an edge rusher with out blocking them, like this one. Watt is within the backfield quick sufficient to learn the handoff and make the play on both the quarterback or operating again.
Week 12, third quarter, 4:41. T.J. Watt is the sting rusher to the correct aspect of the display.
That explosiveness mixed with Watt’s knack for ending performs makes him in all probability essentially the most harmful participant within the NFL if he’s unblocked. Keith Butler does an important job giving blockers a whole lot of totally different schemes and appears to consider, and with a patchwork roster, a mistake like this was inevitable. Each Tyre Phillips and operating again Gus Edwards take the within rusher and Watt has a free run at Robert Griffin III.
T.J. Watt led each groups with 2 sacks, 3 QB hits and three tackles for a loss on this sport, and he tied Robert Spillane for the Steeler lead with 6 complete tackles. With the Steelers beginning a horrible offensive run of 4 video games with out scoring 20 factors, T.J. Watt’s domination of a depleted Ravens stored the Steelers undefeated for one more week.