T.J. Watt had a great debut with the Steelers, posting numbers that even his brother J.J. has never even had in a game — two sacks and an interception.
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After one of his sacks, the younger Watt proved that he, too, has sauce by doing the Backpack Kid dance after the play.
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Backpack Kid is Russell Horning, a 15-year-old who built a following for his good dancing and still facial expressions — while wearing a backpack.
Watt’s game hadn’t been seen in Pittsburgh for quite some time. The last time the Steelers had a player post two sacks and a pick was in 2010 when LaMarr Woodley did it.
J.J. is undoubtedly still the most popular Watt, but T.J. showed on Sunday he’s capable of playing up to his brother’s standard.
In between, Wentz left another would-be touchdown on the field with a poor pass, this time to Agholor. Pederson brought Agholor in motion for a would-be jet sweep but then sent him back out from where he came after the snap on a wheel route for what should have been an easy score, given that Washington had essentially vacated that entire side of the field and pushed D.J. Swearinger up toward the line of scrimmage. Wentz’s pass was behind Agholor, who had to make a one-handed catch to bring the ball in and pick up a first down.
The Eagles were able to survive the mistakes because Wentz responded with special plays. He followed the first missed pass to Smith with that remarkable touchdown pass to Agholor. After missing Agholor in the red zone, Wentz would eventually throw a touchdown pass to LeGarrette Blount, which might have been the most miraculous and unlikely thing the former North Dakota State star did all day.