It was much of the same old story for the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 10. Mike Tomlin's team allowed their opponent to stick around until the waning moments of the game before finding a way to seal the victory over the Green Bay Packers.
Somehow, the Steelers are sitting on a 6-3 record as they enter Week 11 of the 2023 season. Despite the team's success in the win-loss column, a portion of the fanbase is displeased with the manner in which Pittsburgh is finding a way to win games.
Nearly every one of these one-score games has gone Pittsburgh's way, and there's no guarantee their luck will continue. There were certainly some positive things to acknowledge in the Steelers' Week 10 win over the Green Bay Packers but with a pair of concerning notes from the game.
T.J. Watt continues to make history
If there's one player you can count on each week to be a bright spot for the Pittsburgh Steelers, it's T.J. Watt. The former Defensive Player of the Year once again made his presence felt with his relentless motor and killer instinct as a pass rusher.
Watt was the most productive defensive player for the Steelers in this contest -- earning 8 tackles (7 solo), 1 tackle for a loss, and 2 QB hits. Watt also recorded a sack in this game. This one was of particular importance as it came with a huge milestone.
With the Week 10 sack on QB Jordan Love, Watt surpasses his brother J.J. Watt to earn the second-most sacks in a player's first 100 games in NFL history. After recording his 88th sack in his 96th career game, Watt now trails only the legendary Reggie White in this remarkable sack pace.
Watt's resume is already strong enough that he would likely be a Hall of Famer if he retired today. The Steelers star is showing that there's plenty more left in the tank.