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T.J. Watt Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

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Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt’s monster Sunday Night Football performance has earned him AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors.

In addition to his game-winning forces fumble off Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith, Watt also recorded seven total tackles, two sacks, three tackles-for-loss and three passes defended.

This is Watt’s fourth Defensive Player of the Week honor. He was last recognized with the award for Week 2 of last season.

With seven sacks and a league-leading three forced fumbles, Watt looks well on his way to earning a third First-Team All-Pro nod and fourth Pro Bowl selection.

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