T.J. had two sacks and an interception Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. According to NFL Research, J.J. has never registered two sacks and an interception in the same game over his 89 career appearances to date.
The Observer-Report's Dale Lolley noted LaMarr Woodley was the last Steelers player with at least two sacks and an interception in the same game.
The NFL shared a replay of T.J.'s interception in the third quarter:
WHAT A PLAY! @_TJWatt with the INT!! #HereWeGo #PITvsCLE https://t.co/XE6JyXswcK2017-9-10 19:16:22
Pittsburgh saluted its 2017 first-round draft pick:
Pittsburgh Steelers @steelers
Do your dance, @_TJWatt. https://t.co/pJv4R2w5ig2017-9-10 18:49:24
Los Angeles Chargers fullback Derek Watt also commended his younger brother on the performance:
Derek Watt @DerekWatt34
Let's Go!!! 2 Sacks & an Interception! @_TJWatt is Dominating! #WatchOut2017-9-10 19:15:24
T.J. certainly has a long way to go to match what J.J. has done in the NFL. The Houston Texans star is a four-time All-Pro, and his 76 careers sacks are seventh-most among active players and 70th-most all time.
With his Week 1 showing, T.J. will at least have something to hold over his brother's head when they're together at the family dinner table again.
The two brothers will face off in Week 16 when the Texans welcome the Steelers on Christmas Day.