Steelers find end zone on Chase Claypool trick-play touchdown pass to Derek Watt

Chase Claypool helped get the Steelers on the board with a first-quarter TD pass on Sunday. Photo by Peter Joneleit/Icon Sportswire

PHILADELPHIA -- The Pittsburgh Steelers evened the score against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday afternoon with a touchdown pass to Derek Watt late in the first quarter. But the pass didn't come from rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett.

Instead, on 4th-and-1, Pickett took the snap and handed it off to Chase Claypool running a jet sweep from right to left. Claypool, a lefty, quickly got a pass off to a wide-open Watt in the end zone as pressure was coming at him.

The score capped off a 13-play, 7:26 drive -- one that nearly ended in a short field goal attempt after the Steelers stalled at the 2-yard line. But a delay of game on the defense moved the Steelers to the one yard line, and the Steelers sent their offense back on the field for 4th-and-goal at the 1.

It was Claypool's first pass attempt in an NFL game, and Watt's first career touchdown reception.