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🏈 Steelers The Steelers’ thrilling 23-20 overtime win over the Bengals on Sunday drew big numbers. CBS announced that 17.4 million viewers tuned in to watch the game, which is the best for the network in Week 1 since the NFL returned to CBS in 1998.

🏈 Steelers According to NFL345, T.J. Watt is the first player since 1982 with 70+ sacks and 5+ interceptions in his first six career seasons. Watt also joins Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor as the only players to accomplish the feat in their first 100 games since 1982.

🏈 Steelers Cam Heyward has partnered with PLB Sports & Entertainment to create his own party mix. The product is called Blitz Mix and it’s available now at participating Giant Eagle locations and online at plbse.com. A portion of the proceeds benefit The Heyward House.

https://twitter.com/CamHeyward/status/1569710480616210432

🏈 Steelers Following Week 1, the Steelers’ odds to win the AFC have slightly increased to +3000, according to BetRivers Sportsbook. They now have the fifth worst odds, surpassing just the Patriots.

🏈 Steelers Land Clark will be the referee for Sunday’s Steelers-Patriots game at Acrisure Stadium.  Clark’s crew worked the Texans-Colts 20-20 tie in Week 1. Both teams had a combined 13 accepted penalties for 129 yards in the game.

🏈 Steelers Ian Eagle, Charles Davis and Evan Washburn will call the Steelers-Patriots game for CBS on Sunday. It’s the second straight week that the trio will call a Steelers game.

🏈 Steelers Former Patriots outside linebacker Willie McGinest shares insight on what T.J. Watt will face when he comes back from his pectoral injury. McGinest suffered a similar injury during his career.

AROUND THE AFC NORTH

🏈 Steelers The Cleveland Browns have not traditionally had a mid-field logo on the playing surface at First Energy Stadium. Heck, the Browns haven’t traditionally had a logo. But they used to, and Brownie the Elf is making a comeback at the Cleveland 50-yard line.

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🏈 Steelers The Steelers will have their first practice of the week at UPMC Rooney Sports Complex. — Alan Saunders, Ed Thompson

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