NFL: hope reborn in Pittsburgh

NFL: Hope Reborn in Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh Steelers fans can start dreaming again, as outside linebacker T.J. Watt could return to play this week. 

En Indeed, head coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday he was “hopeful” the star player would be in uniform against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

Watt injured his pectoral muscle left in Game 1, an overtime win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Steelers went 1-6 in his absence. Since becoming the NFL's Most Outstanding Defensive Player of 2021 playing for the Pennsylvania club, the team has gone 52-24-2 while in uniform. When Watt had to sit out, Pittsburgh won just once in 11 meetings.

Last year, the 28-year-old tied Michael Strahan's record with 22.5 sacks. He had also totaled 64 tackles and recovered three loose balls in 15 games.