Did the Steelers sign TJ Watt?
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed their All-Pro edge rusher to a new deal. PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have finally inked All-Pro edge rusher T.J. Watt to a contract extension, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. ... The extension makes Watt the highest-paid pass-rusher in the NFL, annually. Sports IllustratedReport: Steelers Sign T.J. Watt to Record-Breaking Contract Extension
Did TJ Watt get a new contract?
The Steelers and All-Pro linebacker T.J. Watt have agreed on a new five-year contract worth $122.1 million with $80 million guaranteed — the largest contract and guaranteed money they have ever given a player, even Ben Roethlisberger, the Post-Gazette has learned. Pittsburgh Post-GazetteSteelers sign T.J. Watt to new $122M deal ahead of season opener
11 September, 2021 - 03:30am
The Steelers head into the first week of the NFL season with a good outlook health-wise, and despite some making their way onto the injury report during the week, they head into the game with a similar good outlook health-wise.
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This opening week matchup will be the third straight year that Buffalo and the Steelers face off in the regular season and the Bills have won the last two. However, Pittsburgh owns the series lead 16-11, including a 2-1 advantage in playoff matchups. In the 11 times these two teams met between 1993 and 2016, the Steelers won 10. But before that, Buffalo had won seven of the previous eight matchups. And in the 1970s, the Steelers only lost to Buffalo once in six meetings. So, this has truly been a very streaky series between these two clubs and a trend that the Steelers would like to end immediately.
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In the first round of the playoffs, Buffalo beat their divisional rival Dolphins while the Steelers rested on a bye after their 11-5 regular season. That win over Miami was the Bills' 10th straight playoff victory against an AFC opponent. Alex Van Pelt replaced an injured Jim Kelly in the second half and Buffalo was also without Bruce Smith for this contest. Bam Morris scored two late touchdowns to seal the win for Pittsburgh. The Steelers went on to narrowly defeat Indianapolis in the AFC Conference Championship then lose Super Bowl XXX to the Cowboys. That game made Bill Cowher the youngest coach in NFL history to lead his team to a Super Bowl.