Watch: Steelers' T.J. Watt takes down Bengals QB Joe Burrow during interception return

Dave Clark
Cincinnati Enquirer
Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals throws the ball as T.J. Watt #90 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks to apply pressure during the first quarter at Paul Brown Stadium on November 28, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick's interception of Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow was a rare lowlight for the home team during the first half Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium.

Burrow got tangled up with Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt during Fitzpatrick's return, and Watt took Burrow to the ground - resulting in pushing and shoving involving both teams.

"He was just blocking me. I told him, 'Nice block,'" Burrow told reporters after the game.

"I don't think that he would have blocked anyone else on the field in the same manner. I don't know the rules to that extent. I don't like seeing my quarterback hit like that," Bengals offensive lineman Jonah Williams said of Watt's block.

On Monday, the Steelers placed Watt on the Reserve/COVID-19 List.

Burrow and the Bengals led the Steelers 31-3 at the half, thanks in part to Burrow's first-quarter touchdown run, his TD pass to Tee Higgins early in the second quarter and former Steelers defensive back Mike Hilton's interception return for a score late in the first half.

Burrow's day was over early in the fourth quarter of the Bengals' 41-10 rout of Pittsburgh, having completed 20 of his 24 attempts for 190 yards with the TD run, the TD pass and the interception.

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