Merry Christmas, Battle Red Blog. And Merry Christmas to all your AirBnB guests from Pittsburgh. Here’s how the Battle Red Blog staff sees today’s holiday cheer between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Houston Texans unfolding:
Tim: Steelers 38, Texans 14.
I believe in miracles, so I believe the Texans will score in the double-digits and they'll prevent Pittsburgh from hanging a fifty-burger on them.
Chris: Steelers 33, Texans 13.
It would be great to see some fight out of the Texans in this game - and I’ll think we’ll get some, but the Houston secondary versus Pittsburgh’s passing attack (Antonio Brown or not), is a disastrous match-up.
It’s a shame this year’s final home game will leave the players with a bad taste in their mouths since a huge portion of the “home” crowd figures to be Steelers fans. Sure, they could have played better to help avoid that - I’m just speaking to the specific context of this game.
Titan Matt Weston, Slanderer of Blade Runner and a Huge Fan of the Texas Rangers: Steelers 41, Texans 7.
The Steelers are good. The Texans are bad. It's going to be just as bad as last week. I wonder who J.J. Watt's parents are rooting for? I wonder if T.J. and J.J. had any idea that they would be spending a Christmas together like this when they were growing up.
I'm already mad.
UprootedTexan: Steelers 27, Texans 13.
All I want for Christmas is Deshaun Watson back...and the swift, inexorable vengeance against our enemies next year.
And if it's not too much to ask, the unconditional firing of Rick Smith.
Brett: Steelers 40, Texans 10.
I'm not as optimistic as Tim. Losing by ONLY 24 points would be a blessing...a blessing that we probably won’t get.
Enjoy the game and the Rockets game after! Feel free to leave your predictions in the comments section below, and Merry Christmas!