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Epic Opening Win Comes With Possibly High Cost for Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt (90) celebrates after an interception with safety Tre Norwood (21) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean)
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt (90) celebrates after an interception with safety Tre Norwood (21) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean)

Pittsburgh (AP) -- There is no replacing TJ Watt. His energy. His talent. His production.

The reigning NFL defensive player of the year is a singular, primal presence, one that's been a fixture in the Pittsburgh Steelers' defensive huddle for five seasons of almost unmatched brilliance.