Week 7

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Texans QB Ryan Fitzpatrick Has Very Few Weaknesses

Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will making his fourth-career start against the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday night and while the Harvard product has yet to register a win against black and gold, he figures to be a tough opponent nonetheless. For starters, while Fitzpatrick has just as many interceptions as touchdown…




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Steelers Want CB Cortez Allen To Improve His Focus

After signing a big extension just prior to the start of the regular season, Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen isn’t likely to even be the starter Monday night against the Houston Texans as Brice McCain is expected to get that honor instead due to Allen’s inconsistent play so far this…


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Steelers Film Room: Houston Texans Scouting Report

By Alex Kozora Scouting report of the Houston Texans based off the study from their games against the Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts for tonight’s contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers. OFFENSE – Ryan Fitzpatrick shows the ability to navigate within a muddy pocket but that might be his best trait….



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Steelers Can Climb Back Into AFC North Race With Win Monday Night

Thanks to what happened Sunday in the AFC North, the Pittsburgh Steelers can climb right back into the thick of things Monday night with a win over the Houston Texans at Heinz Field. While it wasn’t an entirely prefect day for the 3-3 Steelers when it came to scoreboard watching…


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Steelers Vs. Texans 2014 Week 7: Game Time, Line, Weather, TV, Injuries & Radio Schedule

Pittsburgh Steelers (3-3) vs. Houston Texans (3-3) Kickoff: 8:30 p.m., ET Site: Heinz Field (65,500) • Pittsburgh, Pa. Playing Surface: Grass TV Coverage: ESPN (locally WTAE-TV, channel 4) Announcers: Mike Tirico (play-by-play), Jon Gruden (color analyst), Lisa Salters (sideline) Local Radio: Steelers Radio Network – WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970) Announcers: Bill…


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Sunday Week 7 Discussion Thread

With the Pittsburgh Steelers not playing until Monday night, we can all sit around and take in the other action happening around the NFL in Week 7 on this lazy Sunday. Hopefully the Steelers will get some help within the division and it certainly would be nice if all three…




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Steelers 2014 Defensive Charting Takeaways: Post Week Six

By Alex Kozora As I did back in Week Two, combing through the notables on my Pittsburgh Steelers defensive chart. Statistically, looking at the positives and negatives from the unit. –  I won’t post all the snap counts but I’ll note the snaps along the defensive line. Cam Thomas: 233/375…



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The Mystique Of Mount McCullers

By Michael K. Reynolds Who would have thought one of the most anticipated rookie debuts for the Pittsburgh Steelers this season would be a sixth round draft choice? That’s precisely the buzz and surprising controversy surrounding nose tackle Daniel McCullers’ opportunity to be active for a game for the first…



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Steelers LB James Harrison Believes Defensive Scheme Is Not Outdated

If you’re in the group of people that believes the defense run by Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau is outdated and no longer effective, linebacker James Harrison vehemently disagrees with you. “That’s bull. The defense works,” Harrison said recently, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Players have…



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Texans Injury Report: LB Jadeveon Clowney Limited Friday

The Houston Texans Friday injury report shows several players trending in the right direction but it’s still unclear as to whether or not rookie linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (knee) will make his triumphant return to the field Monday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Clowney, who has missed the last five games…


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Steelers Vs. Texans: Friday Night Five Questions

Happy Friday to all of you and thanks a ton for your continued patronage to the site. The Pittsburgh Steelers will play the Houston Texans Monday night and that means I might get to watch a few extra games on Sunday. I’m excited about that as I usually have to…


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Steelers Injury Report: S Shamarko Thomas Sits Friday, LB Ryan Shazier Still Limited

The Pittsburgh Steelers Friday injury report has now been released and it’s looking like a few of the team’s younger defensive players won’t make it back this week for the game Monday night against the Houston Texans. After being limited Thursday, safety Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) wasn’t able to participate Friday…


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The Terrible Podcast – Talking Steelers Texans Preview, Roethlisberger Situation, Weekly Picks & More Episode

Season 5, Episode 32 of The Terrible Podcast is now up and David Todd and I get right into previeweing the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday night game against the Houston Texans. We go over the Thursday injury report and also talk about the possibility of nose tackle Daniel McCullers and wide receiver Martavis Bryant both seeing their…


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Steelers Vs. Browns Game Rewind – Second Half

By Alex Kozora Observations from the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-10 loss against the Cleveland Browns last Sunday. Second Half – Troy Polamalu appears to be cheating on this route, expecting a corner route. Not sure why though. Saw something on film study? It’s just odd because it’s typical for the Browns…


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LeBeau Thinks McCullers’ Strength Will Help Him Overcome Lack Leverage

Due to injuries on the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive line, rookie nose tackle Daniel McCullers is expected to make his regular season debut Monday night against the Houston Texans and the oversized Tennessee product can’t wait to show what he can do. “I’m excited. Anything can happen in a week. I…



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Haley Set To Face The Man He Hired To Run His Defense In Kansas City

When the Pittsburgh Steelers play the Houston Texans Monday night at Heinz Field, there will be two coordinators going against each other that know one another very well. When Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley was the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs from 2009-11, Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel…