While there was some accuracy to be found in last week's "Three and Out," it was not without its misses. Although I expected a big game from T.Y. Hilton, I did not foresee 223 yards big. Oh, and there's the small issue of my prediction that the Texans would beat the Colts, which I suppose could be labeled as "categorically untrue" if you're into picking nits.
Nevertheless, it's Monday, your Houston Texans are in Pittsburgh for a game against the Steelers tonight, and it's time to memorialize my idiocy anew for all eternity. Like Brice McCain playing corner, I must have a short memory and block out all the failure. A new day has come. Hit it, Celine.
Here's how Monday Night Football's going down, people. It's about to be written, so it shall be done.
1. Did you know Antonio Brown has caught at least five passes for at least 50 yards for 22 straight games? That streak continues unabated tonight. Brown finishes with seven receptions for 103 yards and a TD.
2. After being invisible last week (until the Texans' last offensive possession, where he appeared long enough to have his effort questioned), DeAndre Hopkins returns with a vengeance tonight. Mark him down for 89 yards and a TD.
3. The Steelers will surely be focused on stopping Arian Foster tonight. It will not matter. Foster will carry the ball 24 times for 118 yards and a TD. He'll add two catches for 28 yards as well. For the last year or so, people have not mentioned Arian Foster in the conversation about who the best running back in the NFL is. It's time for that to change.
PUT YOUR NAME ON IT: I'm feeling a close one in the Steel City this evening. While both teams have standouts on their respective rosters, the holes on each team are fairly obvious as well. Ultimately, I think Houston's lack of a pass rush from people not named J.J. Watt proves fatal to the cause. While the Steelers will not get pressure like the Pittsburgh of old, they'll do enough to force Ryan Fitzpatrick into a turnover or two. I reckon Ben Roethlisberger will find Antonio Brown for one more big play than Houston can muster on its end. Texans 20, Steelers 23.
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