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Hair of the Dog: More of the Same Edition - Texans/Steelers

The BRB gang gets together to discuss the Texans’ latest performance against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Seven years.

2014 Offense

Seven years of the Bill O’Brien offense.

2015 Offense

And not once...

2016 Offense

...has the coach with the innovative offense...

2017 Offense

...with total control over personnel...

2018 Offense

...with Deshaun Watson under center...

2019 Offense

...cracked the Top Ten in total offense. And with three games in the books, we have enough data to see that this is the offense we’re on pace for in 2020:

2020 Offense

This is not acceptable. There’s little proof that Bill O’Brien has what it takes to turn this offense, which again he built and shaped the entire team to execute, into the offense we’ve been waiting for lo these many years.

I just have nothing left to say about Bill O’Brien that hasn’t already been said a half a million times, and really I’m tired of repeating myself. Next week the Texans face the Vikings, which doesn’t elicit a ton of optimism in me, frankly.

But enough about next week. Let’s relive the fun(?) from Sunday’s game against the Steelers.

As always, in finest HOTD tradition, all swear words have been replaced with [kitten] to make this safe to read at work. Also, this thread is not for kids, which I mention only so the babies out there will know how cool they are for reading this. What’s up you cool baby?

On to the dog!

PREGAME DISCUSSION:

BFD at 11:16 PM

This is going to be another stupid game, isn’t it?

Carlos Flores at 11:18 PM

Stupid FUN.

JK, I’m going to end up clawing my eyes out.

BFD at 11:20 PM

Hmmm, we’re having a hard time establishing the run. Oh, I know! Let’s try to establish the run. They’ll never see that coming.

Carlos Flores at 11:21 PM

If we bang our head against the wall enough, it’ll eventually break. I’m legitimately scared for Deshaun. T.J. Watt is going to put on a clinic today.

BFD at 11:22 PM

Tuitt is going to rag doll Martin at will.

l4blitzer at 11:24 PM

If we pride ourselves on nothing else, it is our unlimited optimism for this team in 2020.

BFD at 11:24 PM

Right??? Any other HC/OC/GM, and I would feel better about it. I’d have more confidence with Elmo at the helm.

l4blitzer at 11:26 PM

Well, that would be tempting, but if the reports about Adam Gase’s fate are to be believed, Elmo might be one of many candidates for the Jets if/when that job officially becomes open (as early as next week apparently).

Luke Beggs at 11:27 PM

I mean it’s gonna be bad but if there’s any consolation it’s that after this our toughest games might be against the teams in our division.

UprootedTexan at 11:27 PM

I think a lot about Rivers’ post about Kubiak being Vizzini from Princess Bride and I can’t help but think if all bad coaches have a terminal Vizzini streak to them.

Carlos Flores at 11:27 PM

The Packers would like to have a word with you, Luke.

Luke Beggs at 11:27 PM

OH KITTEN

Well

[kitten]

Okay what I was going to say is if you really want to be negative about this then these 3 weeks are a really good test to see what this teams ceiling is in the AFC. Right now they ain’t first or second. A win today might indicate that they are 3rd.

BFD at 11:29 PM

Well, if you can’t punch up, ya gotta punch down. That’s been the Texans since BOB took over.

Joe Critz at 11:30 PM

i’m ready to take advantage of my fandom and be happy regardless of the outcome

even though i would strongly prefer the texans win at this point

Carlos Flores at 11:31 PM

“If you play both sides, you never lose.”- Ronald McDonald (IASIP)

Joe Critz at 11:31 PM

hahaha

[Durga] i’m gonna feel like such a jerk when this game is over

regardless of who wins

but that’s how it’s gotta be sometimes

Luke Beggs at 11:33 PM

You’re good regardless

Plenty of the folks in here are doubling dipping

Like Pat

l4blitzer at 11:33 PM

Given my dad is a die-hard Steelers fan, I suspect there will be a fair amount of digital trash talking. Would be nice if the Texans could make it worthwhile to respond.

Joe Critz at 11:33 PM

oh definitely i’m in the same exact boat as you haha

still think the texans are gonna win tho

i feel it in my bones

Carlos Flores at 11:38 PM

This Phil Simms segment almost gave me an aneurysm.

BFD at 11:51 PM

I wanna be Snoop Dog.

Luke Beggs at 11:52 PM

Don’t we all

BFD at 11:53 PM

I can’t wait for this week’s round of comments that Watson isn’t “smart” enough to run BOB’s system.

^The dog whistles have been replaced by air horns^

Carlos Flores at 11:54 PM

Yeah, Twitter was rough this past week.

BFD at 11:56 PM

All QBs are Tom Brady, ya see, and there is no other strategy. Offenses like the Chiefs and Ravens? That’s not real, manly football.

Carlos Flores at 11:56 PM

They say it like Pop Warner isn’t fun. It’s tons of fun!

You get snacks and everybody wins, what’s wrong with that?

Spotted on Twitter: “Texans blowing out the Steelers and Watt will sack Rothlisburger 3 times and Fuller will break record for most receptions and receiving yards by a Texans player!!!!”

The Kool-Aid is strong today.

BFD at 12:00 PM

It’s too early to be that drunk.

l4blitzer at 12:01 PM

“High Watt-age” Yep, our first Watt pun of the day from the broadcasters

Matt Weston at 12:01 PM

WATT is the point of living anymore?

BFD at 12:01 PM

Don’t encourage, Matt.

Matt Weston at 12:02 PM

lol I know how I’m spending the afternoon

FIRST QUARTER:

(Texans’ First Possession)

Joe Critz at 12:02 PM

here we go!

Carlos Flores at 12:03 PM

Will DeAndre Carter ever attempt a runback? He probably doesn’t have permission from BOB.

Hello T.J.

Joe Critz at 12:03 PM

tj is already here haha

BFD at 12:03 PM

Blew blocking on the first [kitten] snap.

Matt Weston at 12:03 PM

lol Deshaun Watson is suicidal

l4blitzer at 12:04 PM

TJ Watt coming unblocked on Watson...bold strategy there...

Joe Critz at 12:04 PM

decent 5 yard gain tho

Carlos Flores at 12:04 PM

Good coverage there. The line held up.

UprootedTexan at 12:05 PM

And like that it’s a three and out.

That’s fun.

(Steelers’ First Possession)

l4blitzer at 12:05 PM

Helps when you actually try to block TJ

Joe Critz at 12:05 PM

akins is not hopkins

UprootedTexan at 12:05 PM

Sean Connery: “I’ll take ‘The Rapist’ for 200, Alex.”

Matt Weston at 12:05 PM

They were sliding their protection over to match the blitz, and threw the flat hot off T.J.

Carlos Flores at 12:06 PM

PJ Hall is out there!

Luke Beggs at 12:06 PM

I caved and bought NFL Redzone for the season.

Matt Weston at 12:06 PM

The offense sucks again, WATT’s new pussycat?

l4blitzer at 12:06 PM

Nice break on the ball there

Carlos Flores at 12:06 PM

Only way we can stop TE’s is if they just don’t catch the ball.

BFD at 12:06 PM

Something something mid-season.

Luke Beggs at 12:06 PM

Matty are you going to be doing that all game?

Carlos Flores at 12:07 PM

Wow, some form tackling would have been nice.

BFD at 12:07 PM

Good [kitten], what a play by Smith-Schuster.

UprootedTexan at 12:07 PM

Okay, he deserved that first down.

Joe Critz at 12:07 PM

hahaha

what an amazing lunge

Carlos Flores at 12:08 PM

Easiest yards Conner has ever gotten.

l4blitzer at 12:08 PM

It’s early still...

UprootedTexan at 12:08 PM

So you’re saying it’s only going to get worse from here?

Carlos Flores at 12:09 PM

J.J. took a break.

l4blitzer at 12:09 PM

Either that, or Conner will have many more games to find easier yards

Carlos Flores at 12:10 PM

Eric bleeping Murray.

UprootedTexan at 12:10 PM

Hey we got st—

::gets beaten to death by thousands of yellow flags::

l4blitzer at 12:11 PM

Murray with the early lead for LVP

Carlos Flores at 12:11 PM

Man, I wish Deshaun could have that kind of time.

UprootedTexan at 12:11 PM

This is going to be the easiest [Durga][kitten] game the Steelers have all year, isn’t it?

BFD at 12:11 PM

Three guys covering the TE, none on Connor.

Carlos Flores at 12:12 PM

Thought Reid might have had something there.

Well, at least Cunningham wrapped up there.

Joe Critz at 12:12 PM

cunningham wrapped up!

he’s learned!

UprootedTexan at 12:13 PM

Third and short, time for a conversion for 8 yards!

BFD at 12:13 PM

I haven’t seen Watt out there in a while.

Luke Beggs at 12:13 PM

Not a bad tackle Zach

l4blitzer at 12:13 PM

Did, did we just make a stop on 3rd and short?

Joe Critz at 12:13 PM

good hold!

Luke Beggs at 12:13 PM

Justify that paycheck!

BFD at 12:13 PM

BOB-esque play call and not going for itt.

l4blitzer at 12:14 PM

Well, bend but don’t break may be the best bet for the year for the D

(Steelers strike first and kick a field goal, lead 3-0.)

Joe Critz at 12:14 PM

steelers with a very steelers esque drive, but stopping them and forcing a field goal is very good

Matt Weston at 12:15 PM

WATT an opportunistic stop by this defense

I’m surprised PIT didn’t run at Jacob Martin on that 3rd and 1. It almost felt like Weaver baited them into the run by having Watt off the field and Scarlett and Martin on the edge there.

Carlos Flores at 12:16 PM

With that personnel, I’d bite.

l4blitzer at 12:17 PM

Obligatory Watt segment...

BFD at 12:17 PM

Another effective CHUM.

Luke Beggs at 12:17 PM

DID YOU KNOW THERE ARE 3 OF THEM OUT THERE?

(Texans second possession)

Carlos Flores at 12:18 PM

The worst performing brother is excommunicated after the game. Sorry, Derek.

UprootedTexan at 12:18 PM

Typical middle brother syndrome.

Joe Critz at 12:19 PM

cooks!

l4blitzer at 12:19 PM

Encouraging 3rd down play

UprootedTexan at 12:19 PM

Hey a first down. Maybe we keep doing those?

Like that.

l4blitzer at 12:19 PM

I think they are taking your advice...another 1st down

Carlos Flores at 12:19 PM

[Durga], why would you go back to a RUM.

BFD at 12:20 PM

That ball placement to Fuller was amazing. Kept Fuller from getting popped.

CHUM. DRINK!

Carlos Flores at 12:20 PM

Might have stepped a little too far into the pressure.

Joe Critz at 12:20 PM

overthrown

again

UprootedTexan at 12:20 PM

Badly overthrown.

l4blitzer at 12:20 PM

Yeah, bad throw there

Joe Critz at 12:21 PM

come on Watson

(Watson to Randall Cobb for a Texans touchdown! Texans lead for now, 7-3.)

Matt Weston at 12:21 PM

[KITTEN] that hurts Cooks v. giant [kitten] Vince Williams

Joe Critz at 12:21 PM

THATS A WAY TO MAKE UP FOR IT

UprootedTexan at 12:21 PM

It’s weird seeing a Watt getting manhandled to the point of it should be a penalty and me being okay with it.

BFD at 12:21 PM

Damn fine series by Watson.

Carlos Flores at 12:21 PM

Man, Cobb touchdown!

UprootedTexan at 12:21 PM

YES INDEED!

l4blitzer at 12:21 PM

Nah, Watson didn’t like Cooks...he wanted Cobb to get that TD

Jeremy_Brener at 12:22 PM

best drive of the season by far

Luke Beggs at 12:22 PM

Is that our first lead of the season?

Joe Critz at 12:22 PM

i’ll always like cobb cuz one of my villagers in animal crossing is named Cobb and he’s a green pig and i love him

UprootedTexan at 12:22 PM

Glad you decided to make an appearance today Cobb.

Matt Weston at 12:22 PM

It’s all about pass protection and blitz pickup. If they can do that they can move the ball against PIT.

l4blitzer at 12:23 PM

It is a strange feeling to see the team leading...kinda forgot you can actually do that

Jeremy_Brener at 12:23 PM

corn on the cobb is on the menu today

[Ed. Note: We apologize for the profusion of puns today. Those responsible have been sacked.]

BFD at 12:24 PM

ARRIBA!!!

l4blitzer at 12:24 PM

Wonder Llama reference will appear in the 4th quarter

(Steelers Second Possession)

BFD at 12:26 PM

If only the Texans had a go to receiver on the roster. Really makes you think.

UprootedTexan at 12:26 PM

He wouldn’t put the team first, BFD!

Carlos Flores at 12:27 PM

Look at Omenihu!

UprootedTexan at 12:27 PM

Is...is that a sack? Are the Texans allowed to do that?

Joe Critz at 12:27 PM

oh wow!

BFD at 12:27 PM

Hook ‘em.

l4blitzer at 12:27 PM

I guess so

(Texans’ Third Possession)

BFD at 12:28 PM

“We’ve secretly replaced Mike Tomlin with Bill O’Brien. Let’s see if anybody notices.”

Matt Weston at 12:28 PM

sick loop

Joe Critz at 12:29 PM

omenihu is looking legit good so far this season

Carlos Flores at 12:30 PM

It’s not like they don’t already have enough guys hurt.

Those ankle holds are the scariest thing ever.

Luke Beggs at 12:31 PM

Vince Williams Honking

UprootedTexan at 12:31 PM

Texans tried “Screen Pass.” It wasn’t very effective.

Matt Weston at 12:32 PM

Shoot that funnel screen pass into the sun

l4blitzer at 12:32 PM

This team just can’t handle success. Good field position, and the best they do is a wash.

Matt Weston at 12:32 PM

[Durga] I love Vince Williams

UprootedTexan at 12:32 PM

Okay, good kick.

(Steelers Third Possession)

Joe Critz at 12:33 PM

why didn’t the steelers receiver let it bounce?

Carlos Flores at 12:33 PM

There was no chance of a RB blocking Vince Williams on that sack.

l4blitzer at 12:36 PM

Anyone see what happened to Cunningham?

Joe Critz at 12:38 PM

went to johnson twice and overthrew him both times

l4blitzer at 12:38 PM

Is this like back-to-back 3 and outs? Weird.

Joe Critz at 12:38 PM

i think diontae is a star but he cant catch those passes

UprootedTexan at 12:39 PM

Roby high fiving guys like he was responsible for that ball being 10 yards out of reach of the nearest receiver.

Carlos Flores at 12:39 PM

This is more on Big Ben than it is on the defense.

(Texans’ Fourth Possession)

Matt Weston at 12:39 PM

WATT another [kitten]ny deep ball from Roethlisberger

[Ed. Note: We apologize again for the fault in the Watt puns. Those responsible for sacking the people who have just been sacked, have been sacked.]

Carlos Flores at 12:39 PM

Oh wow, Johnson got murdered.

Joe Critz at 12:40 PM

oh my GOODNESS

l4blitzer at 12:40 PM

Williams just blasted Johnson

SECOND QUARTER:

Joe Critz at 12:40 PM

slow game so far

good for houston

keep the lead for as long as possible

Matt Weston at 12:41 PM

lmao Jordan Akins trying to block anyone is hilarious, let alone Vince Williams.

Luke Beggs at 12:42 PM

Clearing the way in the AFC South for the Texans

Also it’s hilarious listening to the Browns fans in the stadiums boo at the Browns

l4blitzer at 12:43 PM

Belichick in a nice polo shirt for Subway? Very unrealistic.

Carlos Flores at 12:43 PM

Huh, nice curl by DJ.

UprootedTexan at 12:43 PM

One of the DJs with a nice catch there.

Joe Critz at 12:43 PM

used to seeing him disheveled with dirt in his face creases at every post game conference

didn’t know we had DJ CHARK on this offense

l4blitzer at 12:44 PM

That most recent one was a social media classic

UprootedTexan at 12:44 PM

I refuse to believe that Bill Belichick has a personality.

Joe Critz at 12:45 PM

WIDE OPEN

BFD at 12:45 PM

David Johnson is now 7/16 for 2.3

l4blitzer at 12:45 PM

Nice matriculation of the football there Texans

Carlos Flores at 12:45 PM

Stared Stills down as well.

Joe Critz at 12:45 PM

with ANGRY EYES

UprootedTexan at 12:45 PM

CHUM.

Joe Critz at 12:45 PM

prosise is a great name though

UprootedTexan at 12:46 PM

C.J. Prosise? What hole did they dig him out of?

l4blitzer at 12:46 PM

Almost...

Carlos Flores at 12:46 PM

Man, just couldn’t secure it.

Joe Critz at 12:46 PM

was in his hands

UprootedTexan at 12:46 PM

[Kitten], he should’ve had that.

l4blitzer at 12:47 PM

Nice dance moves by Watson

BFD at 12:47 PM

Watson is a [kitten] wizard.

UprootedTexan at 12:47 PM

Wizard.

Joe Critz at 12:47 PM

AMAZING

Carlos Flores at 12:47 PM

Just Deshaun things.

UprootedTexan at 12:47 PM

He turned me into a newt.

I don’t know why I’m on so much Monty Python and the Holy Grail stuff.

(David Johnson untouched into the end zone for the touchdown! Texans lead 14-3.)

UprootedTexan at 12:47 PM

Holy [kitten] that run was perfect.

Joe Critz at 12:47 PM

we got a game guys!

Matt Weston at 12:47 PM

lol they didn’t pick up the same stunt again

Carlos Flores at 12:47 PM

Too easy for DJ. They assumed RUM.

Joe Critz at 12:47 PM

we got a GPME!

Matt Weston at 12:47 PM

DDR Deshaun Watson

l4blitzer at 12:48 PM

Ok, there is some hope here

Luke Beggs at 12:48 PM

Oh wowie

Matt Weston at 12:49 PM

Did the Texans win the DeAndre Hopkins trade?

l4blitzer at 12:49 PM

Who is this DeAndre of whom you speak?

Carlos Flores at 12:49 PM

TJ Watt did a great job on that loop. Only two or three guys that could have gotten away from him on that play.

UprootedTexan at 12:50 PM

There is no DeAndre, only Zuul.

BFD at 12:50 PM

It’s amazing how much better this team is when we make Watson the center of attention and not the generic, replaceable running back.

(Steelers Fourth Possession)

Joe Critz at 12:52 PM

leg injury questionable for cunningham

hope he’s back out there soon

Matt Weston at 12:52 PM

It was a stunt. The inside man has to pick that up. That loop wasn’t on Tytus.

l4blitzer at 12:53 PM

There is the run defense we know and loathe..

UprootedTexan at 12:53 PM

[Durga], you could’ve driven a truck through that.

Matt Weston at 12:53 PM

It’s amazing how much better this team is when they finally pick up elementary blitz designs.

UprootedTexan at 12:53 PM

Aaaaaand we’re back.

l4blitzer at 12:53 PM

Followed up by the tackling we also know and loathe

Matt Weston at 12:53 PM

#TYRELLADAMSSZN

Carlos Flores at 12:54 PM

Josh Allen is a freak.

UprootedTexan at 12:55 PM

Third and one, I’ve seen this movie before.

Luke Beggs at 12:55 PM

Josh Allen is superman

Matt Weston at 12:55 PM

JOSH ALLEN passing, running, sucking, [kitten]ing

Carlos Flores at 12:56 PM

GOOD DURGA. Think of the children.

UprootedTexan at 12:56 PM

Slicing, dicing, even makes julienne fries.

l4blitzer at 12:56 PM

Now would be a good time for the bend but don’t break to not break

Joe Critz at 12:57 PM

the TRICKERY

Carlos Flores at 12:57 PM

Johnson got hit hard. Also, the Texans will never handle these trick plays.

l4blitzer at 12:57 PM

How many Texans slipped on that play? At least two.

Joe Critz at 12:58 PM

cunningham is back out there

Carlos Flores at 12:58 PM

Wow, ran into a wall.

Eagle owes me a coke.

l4blitzer at 12:58 PM

McKinney...he tackled well

Matt Weston at 12:59 PM

It’s been a great Benardrick McKinney game

Carlos Flores at 12:59 PM

Really wish someone could have stuck a hand out and stripped the clocktower there.

Matt Weston at 12:59 PM

DURGA I love him

UprootedTexan at 12:59 PM

I’ll take an incomplete pass there, too.

::pushes up nerd glasses::

Um, actually Carlos, Big Ben is the name of the bell.

Joe Critz at 12:59 PM

intentional grounding wow

l4blitzer at 1:00 PM

Ah, all Texans Defensive Coordinators shall wear the red shirt on the sideline

Matt Weston at 1:00 PM

Bad[kitten], that was 100% grounding

Luke Beggs at 1:00 PM

Ben’s brains are scrambled.

(Steelers touchdown. Texans lead 14-9 with extra point to come.)

Carlos Flores at 1:00 PM

My [Durga].

Joe Critz at 1:00 PM

WOW

UprootedTexan at 1:00 PM

And it didn’t matter in the slightest.

Matt Weston at 1:01 PM

wow that was wonderful

(Extra point is good. Texans lead 14-10.)

Luke Beggs at 1:01 PM

Apologies Large Benjamin

l4blitzer at 1:01 PM

Moore got abused on that one.

Joe Critz at 1:01 PM

slim ben revenge tour

Matt Weston at 1:02 PM

[Kitten] football is a fun time

Carlos Flores at 1:02 PM

John Stamos gives off some really creepy vibes.

(Texans Fifth Possession)

Joe Critz at 1:06 PM

haven’t heard dupree’s name at all

Matt Weston at 1:06 PM

My teeth hurt watching David Johnson run the ball against this front

Joe Critz at 1:06 PM

okay well he kinda did something that time

Carlos Flores at 1:06 PM

Charles Davis talking about division championships mattering is cringe.

l4blitzer at 1:06 PM

That was probably a time when Watson should have thrown it away.

Joe Critz at 1:06 PM

dupree has always been on and off

today is off day i guess

Matt Weston at 1:06 PM

Holy [kitten] they picked up the slot corner blitz!!

Carlos Flores at 1:06 PM

Wow, Gillaspia sighting. Bad time.

UprootedTexan at 1:06 PM

Fullback pass.

Matt Weston at 1:06 PM

He’s lined up against Tunsil, Joe. Rarely anyone wins their one v. one matchups against him.

Luke Beggs at 1:07 PM

Holy [kitten] Darren Fells

Joe Critz at 1:07 PM

oh wow they have dupree lined up against him?

(Steelers’ Fifth Possession)

Kenneth L. at 1:07 PM

That was an excellent blitz

I obviously am two minutes behind

Matt Weston at 1:09 PM

Yeah, so they can try and exploit TJ v. Howard and it hasn’t happened so far.

BFD at 1:10 PM

I guess I’ve gotten to the point that I order XXX wings and douse them in ghost pepper sauce. Shrug.

Joe Critz at 1:10 PM

GHOST PEPPER?!

Carlos Flores at 1:10 PM

BFD’s intestines have left the chat

BFD at 1:10 PM

I grow my own!

Luke Beggs at 1:11 PM

Send me some BFD

Joe Critz at 1:11 PM

really???

Luke Beggs at 1:11 PM

I’ll pay the shipping

Or just send me some seeds

BFD at 1:11 PM

David Johnson today: 9/20, 2.2 ypc. So good.

Done, Luke! Send me your addy.

l4blitzer at 1:11 PM

The Steelers are down one Watt.

UprootedTexan at 1:11 PM

Will ghost peppers grow in Ireland?

Joe Critz at 1:11 PM

i can’t even imagine how hot...

whatever bunny or raccoon tries to eat one growing in ur yard in the middle of night is gonna catch on fire

Luke Beggs at 1:12 PM

I can create the conditions

Matt Weston at 1:12 PM

I don’t think J.J. has been that good this season for what it’s worth

Kenneth L. at 1:12 PM

Today’s current viewing experience

BFD at 1:12 PM

Mine’s pretty similar.

Luke Beggs at 1:12 PM

I have some friends that were searching for some seeds also so even I can’t I might be able to sell them.

BFD at 1:13 PM

Allen with another TD.

See, when you are an OC, you have a choice. A: Force the player to adapt to your system, or B: adapt to your player. It’s amazeballs how much better the latter is to do.

Luke Beggs at 1:14 PM

Every time I think of Josh Allen playing football I think of that Alex Jones monologue where he’s screaming about how he likes to eat and how much blood is pumping through his big heart.

UprootedTexan at 1:14 PM

Sure, advocate for the coward’s way to win, BFD.

Luke Beggs at 1:14 PM

I sent on my addy on discord, BFD.

Joe Critz at 1:14 PM

diontae is hurt

Carlos Flores at 1:14 PM

It might be a head injury. He got up really slowly in the redzone.

Yeah man, play a mile off the TE.

(Steelers touchdown; they take lead 16-14 with extra point to come.)

Kenneth L. at 1:15 PM

Juju with a great route

This defense is garbage

l4blitzer at 1:16 PM

Guess the Steelers realize we have trouble with TEs and short/intermediate routes

Luke Beggs at 1:16 PM

Substantial Benjamin is rolling

Carlos Flores at 1:16 PM

Good lord, half the field was wide open.

Joe Critz at 1:16 PM

what happened there haha

that was big time bad

BFD at 1:16 PM

How is one of the best WRs in the league uncovered? Flashbacks to Chris Hogan.

Joe Critz at 1:17 PM

slim thicc big ben revenge tour kill em all 2020

(Extra point good. Steelers lead 17-14.)

Luke Beggs at 1:17 PM

F’s in the chat.

Carlos Flores at 1:17 PM

f

Joe Critz at 1:17 PM

f

UprootedTexan at 1:17 PM

You know what? I’m glad that happened. I didn’t like the Texans having the lead, it felt weird and awkward. Playing from behind is more comfortable, like greeting an old friend.

F

l4blitzer at 1:18 PM

If he was smart, he would have knelt down at the 1, or tried to kill more clock...

F

Matt Weston at 1:18 PM

WATT’s a goon to a goblin?????

Carlos Flores at 1:18 PM

Tyler?

Luke Beggs at 1:19 PM

Carson Wentz might be low key washed

Joe Critz at 1:19 PM

dont say out loud!

i love wentz i dont want it to be real

Luke Beggs at 1:19 PM

Brother they are tied with the Bengals

Joe Critz at 1:19 PM

every single time i go on twitter i’m gonna see ppl saying dak is leagues better every day from now on

i dont want it to be overrr

Matt Weston at 1:20 PM

Dak was one of the five best QBs in the league last year

Joe Critz at 1:20 PM

but also i love jalen hurts so if he gets to start at least that wont be a bad consolation prize

UprootedTexan at 1:20 PM

They’re not tied. The Eagles have a three point lead in an all field-goal offense game.

(Texans’ Sixth Possession)

Matt Weston at 1:20 PM

That shot JOEY Buckets took was disgusting

BFD at 1:21 PM

Shocked we didn’t start with a CHUM.

Joe Critz at 1:21 PM

dak was great but i thought what wentz did with those players late in the season was phenomenal

Carlos Flores at 1:21 PM

Wow, the offense is picking up chunks here.

Joe Critz at 1:21 PM

having numbers similar to dak with greg ward and boston scott is an achievement

Carlos Flores at 1:21 PM

Could it be? 2-minute drill points?

BFD at 1:21 PM

This FG is toing to be totes exciting!

Matt Weston at 1:21 PM

Kelemete is in for Scharping again

Carlos Flores at 1:22 PM

YOU LEAVE GREG WARD ALONE. He’s UH royalty.

Matt Weston at 1:22 PM

I’m more of a Boston Scott guy

Joe Critz at 1:22 PM

i like boston scott too

miles sanders a legend already tho

UprootedTexan at 1:22 PM

I will hear no Greg Ward slander on this thread.

Luke Beggs at 1:22 PM

The busted coverage was even worse that thought

https://twitter.com/SethWalder/status/1310282892296232962

Look at no.11

Matt Weston at 1:22 PM

God Bless LJJ

l4blitzer at 1:23 PM

Yeah, #11 was throwing a tantrum in the replay

Matt Weston at 1:23 PM

Akins is so good on scramble drills.

Luke Beggs at 1:23 PM

I’d be annoyed too if I was that open

l4blitzer at 1:23 PM

Agreed

BFD at 1:23 PM

WTF? Why did we take a TO here???

UprootedTexan at 1:24 PM

Gotta set up the incomplete pass to set up the field goal. Obviously.

Joe Critz at 1:24 PM

akins is one of the better TEs in the league almost exclusively because of becoming Watson’s no. 1 on scramble drills

(Watson connects with Will Fuller for the touchdown! Texans lead 20-14 with extra point to come)

Carlos Flores at 1:24 PM

WHAT A GRAB BY WILL FULLER

Joe Critz at 1:24 PM

TOUCHDOWN

l4blitzer at 1:24 PM

Eh, who needed those timeouts...master BO’B strategery

Joe Critz at 1:25 PM

SLIM THICC METAL HAMSTRING WILL FULLER REVENGE TOUR 2020

BFD at 1:25 PM

Good things happen when Deshaun Watson is allowed to throw. He missed that one pass, but he’s been otherwise dead solid perfect all game.

Matt Weston at 1:25 PM

SMELL MY FINGER

Joe Critz at 1:25 PM

you are absolutely correct

Luke Beggs at 1:25 PM

Oh [kitten] this is the Watson game again

Ah [kitten] yeah

(Extra point is good. Texans lead 21-17)

Luke Beggs at 1:25 PM

Fuller still body catching btw

l4blitzer at 1:26 PM

Obligatory BO’B halftime stat mention...but have the commentators seen this defense?

(Steelers Sixth Possession)

Luke Beggs at 1:27 PM

I miss Fuller’s dreads.

Joe Critz at 1:27 PM

STEELERS ARENT EVEN TYRING EAT MY ASS

HALFTIME REACTIONS:

l4blitzer at 1:27 PM

They’re kneeling? Have the Steelers seen our defense? I know, I know, we have them intimidated.

Joe Critz at 1:27 PM

texans look really good! offense is doing what i’ve been wanting them to do all year!

defense is looking better and better even if lonnie johnson is busting coverage

can’t say the defense is great, but they have the lead, and that’s all you can ask for

BFD at 1:28 PM

Watson is a [kitten] [kitten]ing wizard.

Carlos Flores at 1:29 PM

The offense is clicking and the defense is doing their part, minus the occasional major mistake. I think this is more on the Steelers just not doing as best as they can, but I’ll take a W anyway we can get it.

JUSTIN REID- DESHAUN WATSON HEB COMMERCIAL. I’m so happy!

Matt Weston at 1:29 PM

The pass protection has been good. That’s right. That’s it.

l4blitzer at 1:30 PM

The offense is showing what it can do, especially if the line gives Watson time. However, this game has the feel of a major shootout. After the first few drives, the D is reverting to its worst impulses. Need to tighten that up at halftime

Joe Critz at 1:33 PM

sometimes i wish they would use watson as a runner, more

he’s gotta stay healthy, but man when your qb can run, use it

should always be a threat to run

Luke Beggs at 1:34 PM

Eh depends on whether or not they want to run RPO concepts.

UprootedTexan at 1:34 PM

Greg Ward touchdown!

Joe Critz at 1:35 PM

hahaha speak of the devil

Carlos Flores at 1:35 PM

Eat em’ up, go Coogs go!

Luke Beggs at 1:36 PM

Also Joe: https://twitter.com/BrandonGowton/status/1310286456729075712

Joe Critz at 1:37 PM

yeah i think my love for him is bit unfounded

UprootedTexan at 1:37 PM

Seems bad.

l4blitzer at 1:37 PM

Love is not always rational

Joe Critz at 1:37 PM

he just played so good in 2017 and getting that team to the playoffs in 2019 was just too good

but he had some bad games in 2019 too

Luke Beggs at 1:37 PM

It’s truly the darkest timeline. Cian Fahy was right about Carson Wentz all along.

Joe Critz at 1:37 PM

so i should’ve seen this coming

what are they gonna do with him

i mean he stays there for this year and the future but when do the turnovers, that are getting worse, become too much

BFD at 1:38 PM

And y’all wonder why I didn’t protect him.

Luke Beggs at 1:38 PM

I still wonder why you protected Mecole Hardman

I kinda understand but still

BFD at 1:39 PM

It’s all about the ceiling, and I think Tyreek Hill will make more mistakes.

UprootedTexan at 1:40 PM

If I had to guess, I’d say they go the same route that the Bengals did with Andy Dalton. Ignore the problem until it becomes impossible to do so, then get the top overall pick and get a quarterback.

Luke Beggs at 1:40 PM

Also it burns my soul to here Ian Eagle’s name to be pronounced “Ion Eagle”.

UprootedTexan at 1:41 PM

Although that’s not giving credit to the Eagles who actually care about the team they put out.

THIRD QUARTER:

l4blitzer at 1:42 PM

Whoooo....that was close.

Carlos Flores at 1:42 PM

If he didn’t trip, that would have been a kickoff return.

(Steelers’ Seventh Possession)

l4blitzer at 1:43 PM

Got away with a face mask there

BFD at 1:44 PM

Great hustle by Brandon Dunn there.

UprootedTexan at 1:44 PM

From what I hear, it sounds like Derek Watt just got traded to the Manning family for Cooper Manning and a fourth round pick.

Joe Critz at 1:45 PM

he didnt get it!

Carlos Flores at 1:45 PM

Good stop. Someone made a dive and slowed McFarland down enough.

l4blitzer at 1:45 PM

Uh, a stop with Watt on the sideline

UprootedTexan at 1:45 PM

I’ll be [kitten]ed, they stopped them.

Matt Weston at 1:45 PM

Is my TV screwed up, or is David DeCastro that pink?

UprootedTexan at 1:45 PM

Or not.

Matt Weston at 1:45 PM

McKinney is having a classic McKinney game today

Joe Critz at 1:45 PM

darn

they’re gonna throw deep now

watch out for claypool

l4blitzer at 1:46 PM

Teams can convert 4th and short? Would be nice to do that.

Carlos Flores at 1:46 PM

Can’t really ask for better coverage there.

UprootedTexan at 1:46 PM

Pretty impressive job holding onto the ball there.

Luke Beggs at 1:46 PM

Josh Allen is performing sexual acts

BFD at 1:47 PM

Josh Allen with another TD.

Carlos Flores at 1:47 PM

AJ Moore is down.

Joe Critz at 1:47 PM

big ben overthrew him AGAIN

UprootedTexan at 1:47 PM

Moore’s hurt.

Sure, why not.

Matt Weston at 1:47 PM

Vernon Hargreaves is this defense’s version of Shareece Wright

UprootedTexan at 1:47 PM

Ouch.

BFD at 1:47 PM

[Kitten], Moore.

l4blitzer at 1:47 PM

Oh...a hammy. That sucks!

UprootedTexan at 1:47 PM

Looks like maybe a cramp?

Joe Critz at 1:48 PM

hopefully not serious

Carlos Flores at 1:49 PM

The fact that Big Ben outran Merc is telling.

UprootedTexan at 1:49 PM

Grape job, Merc.

Joe Critz at 1:49 PM

hahaha what a game

Matt Weston at 1:50 PM

lmao they are playing Jacob Martin as a ‘3’ tech on 3rd and 3

Carlos Flores at 1:50 PM

LOL

l4blitzer at 1:51 PM

Merc got carried for a couple of yards...don’t think that is part of the scheme for Weaver

UprootedTexan at 1:51 PM

He’s using speech to text software.

Joe Critz at 1:52 PM

diontae johnson might have concussion, ruled out

derek watt also ruled out

BFD at 1:52 PM

LOLOLOL! Though, if true, I think we’d be seeing a lot more comments like “oh baby” and “look at that ball control.”

Matt Weston at 1:52 PM

DURGA [KITTEN]IT

Josh Allen is becoming too mainstream for me now

Joe Critz at 1:53 PM

that was a first down

UprootedTexan at 1:53 PM

That’s okay, they’ll get the first down on this play.

l4blitzer at 1:53 PM

Oh great, another 4th and short for PIT to covert.

UprootedTexan at 1:53 PM

Because that’s how this defense “works.”

Joe Critz at 1:54 PM

there’s the deep ball to claypool

UprootedTexan at 1:54 PM

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Joe Critz at 1:54 PM

there’s the revenge for the bad call haha

l4blitzer at 1:54 PM

Yep...home field helps the home team with official decisions. Even sans fans

BFD at 1:54 PM

Yeah, Joe. That was not a good call.

LJ with the DP, and that looks like the right call.

Matt Weston at 1:55 PM

That sucks

BFD at 1:55 PM

Oh, I’m wrong.

l4blitzer at 1:55 PM

The make up call to the earlier make up call.

Matt Weston at 1:56 PM

LJJ has DPI PTSD

BFD at 1:56 PM

IKWYM

l4blitzer at 1:56 PM

Bad drop. Washington had a lotta grass in front of him

BFD at 1:57 PM

Jacob Martin is FAST.

Carlos Flores at 1:57 PM

Another drop by Conner. I love PJ Hall spying on Big Ben.

Joe Critz at 1:57 PM

the droppies!

l4blitzer at 1:57 PM

GLORY TO ALL DROP DEFENSE!!!

UprootedTexan at 1:57 PM

LOLOL

Joe Critz at 1:57 PM

good stop!

(Steelers kick field goal; Texans lead 21-20.)

Joe Critz at 1:58 PM

after the weird spot and then the weird PI call, this was a good end to that drive

Luke Beggs at 1:58 PM

Texans need to score this drive

l4blitzer at 1:59 PM

Bend but don’t break at its finest. Now the O needs to move the ball...aka no 3 and Outs...mmm-kay?

BFD at 1:59 PM

Sure, yeah, right...

...

HERE COME THE CHUMs!!!

l4blitzer at 2:00 PM

John Cena on a cow...sure, why not?

Joe Critz at 2:00 PM

BOOOOST

(Texans’ Seventh Possession)

BFD at 2:02 PM

CHUM!

UprootedTexan at 2:02 PM

I hate it when BFD is right.

Joe Critz at 2:02 PM

this is so funny

l4blitzer at 2:02 PM

A patented David Johnson jump cut

Joe Critz at 2:02 PM

the chum is like actually funny

BFD at 2:02 PM

CHUM.

Joe Critz at 2:02 PM

THEY DID IT AGAIN

Carlos Flores at 2:02 PM

Two straight CHUMs. Kill me.

UprootedTexan at 2:02 PM

So the first half was the good half, is that what I’m understanding here?

l4blitzer at 2:02 PM

So much CHUM-ing...tends to bring in a lotta sharks

Joe Critz at 2:03 PM

DAVID JOHNSON

YOU IDIOT

just RUN FOR THE FIRST DOWN

BFD at 2:03 PM

HAAHAHAHAHA! David Johnson even managed to CHUM a reception LOLOLOLOLLOLOLOLOL

UprootedTexan at 2:03 PM

Followed by a short pass and David Johnson doing a ton of moonwalking.

(Steelers’ Eighth Possession)

Carlos Flores at 2:04 PM

Jon Weeks had to make that tackle.

BFD at 2:04 PM

I got PTSD seeing a new #28 on the field.

Joe Critz at 2:04 PM

what an embarrassing offensive drive lol

Matt Weston at 2:04 PM

Wild, PIT looped wide off the T.J. Watt spin inside on that third down.

Joe Critz at 2:04 PM

lets take the ball out of watson’s hands when he’s been winning the game thus far

BFD at 2:04 PM

BOB literally plays for one score games.

UprootedTexan at 2:05 PM

He had an entire halftime and a long Steelers opening possession to come up with a response and THAT IS WHAT WE GOT FROM BILL O’BRIEN, Y’ALL.

Luke Beggs at 2:05 PM

BOB loves edging confirmed.

l4blitzer at 2:05 PM

Steelers got away with about 2 blocks in the back, we get away with a late hit...the refs have an interesting system going here.

Joe Critz at 2:05 PM

taking the nba approach of “just let them play” i guess

Matt Weston at 2:05 PM

Yeah, the problem with Houston’s first half offense was they didn’t run the ball enough, according to Bill O’Brien.

l4blitzer at 2:06 PM

The 21 yards rushing at the half had BO’B in near convulsions.

Carlos Flores at 2:07 PM

Look at Carlos Watkins. His one play of the season.

UprootedTexan at 2:07 PM

WATKINS DOING HIS ONE THING OF THE GAME!

l4blitzer at 2:08 PM

Oh great, we are going with Watt/Wat-kins jokes? This is going to be a long half of commentary from CBS

UprootedTexan at 2:08 PM

Cunningham back in the game.

Carlos Flores at 2:08 PM

Can’t believe they’re not going for it here.

Joe Critz at 2:09 PM

man that was close

l4blitzer at 2:09 PM

Anyone sensing a fake

BFD at 2:09 PM

How was that a good play by Gaines and not a bad play by the WR to get the first?

l4blitzer at 2:09 PM

Nope, never mind

(Texans’ Eighth Possession)

Joe Critz at 2:09 PM

anything positive for the texans haha

l4blitzer at 2:10 PM

On D, we have to take what we can

Joe Critz at 2:10 PM

beggars can’t be choosers

l4blitzer at 2:10 PM

True

Joe Critz at 2:10 PM

dynamite!

UprootedTexan at 2:10 PM

Defense had to have high high hopes for a living...

Joe Critz at 2:11 PM

i love bts

UprootedTexan at 2:12 PM

OMG, it’s 1986 and we’re getting “movies of the week” in prime time slots again.

Joe Critz at 2:12 PM

you guys ready for the jets broncos superstar showdown

l4blitzer at 2:12 PM

Was about to say you can’t CHUM with a no back set, but Watson had to scramble out

Joe Critz at 2:13 PM

HATRED

PAIN AND HATRED

UprootedTexan at 2:13 PM

There’s your CHUM.

l4blitzer at 2:13 PM

More practice for 3rd down conversions.

Carlos Flores at 2:14 PM

Fulton blew it.

UprootedTexan at 2:14 PM

Outstanding pass protection there y’all. Really just first rate [kitten] there.

l4blitzer at 2:14 PM

...and more practice for punt coverage.

Joe Critz at 2:14 PM

good lord!

BFD at 2:14 PM

David Johnson is now 12/24, 2ypc.

UprootedTexan at 2:14 PM

And a delay of game. Fun!

l4blitzer at 2:14 PM

Backing up 5 yards from here doesn’t help, even with Anger’s leg

Joe Critz at 2:15 PM

reminds me of penn state when they REFUSE to stop running the ball even when there is no excuse to try again

UprootedTexan at 2:15 PM

DJ2YPC

Matt Weston at 2:15 PM

WATT was Zach Fulton doing there????

UprootedTexan at 2:15 PM

Sigh, I miss making fun of CJ2.0YPC

(Steelers’ Ninth Possession)

l4blitzer at 2:16 PM

This is a lotta pressure on our defense. Not ideal for bend but don’t break

Matt Weston at 2:16 PM

God [kitten] I’m so happy Benardrick McKinney is back

Carlos Flores at 2:16 PM

Wow, not too shabby by Murray.

BFD at 2:16 PM

Great coverage by Murray there.

Joe Critz at 2:16 PM

great play there by murray

murray murray murray

UprootedTexan at 2:17 PM

Makes up for the boner in the first quarter.

Joe Critz at 2:17 PM

COULDN’T GET IT

Carlos Flores at 2:17 PM

Murray!

All Drop Offense.

Joe Critz at 2:17 PM

my entire living room just exploded haha

BFD at 2:17 PM

Roby hooked his arm. Got away with the DPI.

l4blitzer at 2:18 PM

INDEED GLORY TO ALL DROP DEFENSE!!!

(Texans’ Ninth Possession)

Joe Critz at 2:18 PM

dont run the ball please

PLEASE

Matt Weston at 2:18 PM

lol he really pinned his arm behind is back like WWF NO MERCY

Joe Critz at 2:18 PM

hear my plea overlord o’brien

l4blitzer at 2:18 PM

New goal...a first down would be nice

UprootedTexan at 2:18 PM

BOB: What’s that Joe? You want nothing but running plays? Well you are IN LUCK!

Carlos Flores at 2:18 PM

Kill me.

Joe Critz at 2:19 PM

AAAAAAAA

BFD at 2:19 PM

CHUM!!!!

Joe Critz at 2:19 PM

i’m gonna cry

i’m gonna actually cry

l4blitzer at 2:19 PM

At least it looked like they were going to the outside

Joe Critz at 2:19 PM

at least the steeler fan in me is happy about this

Carlos Flores at 2:19 PM

Ok, nice slant for Fuller.

Joe Critz at 2:19 PM

FINALLY

downfield passing exists in 2020 i promise!

UprootedTexan at 2:19 PM

Yes Virginia, there is a passing game.

l4blitzer at 2:20 PM

Oh, how about that...remembering the passing game not on 3rd down

Watson also auditioning for Dancing with the Stars

Carlos Flores at 2:20 PM

BTW, Foles is in for the Bears. I don’t miss those days of not knowing who our QB is.

UprootedTexan at 2:21 PM

Bears going to the Superb Owl this year.

FOURTH QUARTER:

Carlos Flores at 2:22 PM

Man, jalapeno poppers are terrible.

BFD at 2:23 PM

You have to dip them in ranch.

l4blitzer at 2:23 PM

When was the last time we entered the 4th qtr with a lead? Was it @TEN or NE last year?

UprootedTexan at 2:23 PM

Maybe NE?

Carlos Flores at 2:23 PM

Whew, that was too close

l4blitzer at 2:24 PM

Yeah

Joe Critz at 2:24 PM

oh my goodness

UprootedTexan at 2:24 PM

Eeeep.

Joe Critz at 2:24 PM

that could’ve been it right there

woooo

Carlos Flores at 2:24 PM

Cobb somewhat successfully took someone’s ankles.

UprootedTexan at 2:24 PM

HATCHAFALAYA!

l4blitzer at 2:25 PM

That was close to crossing the LOS

Joe Critz at 2:25 PM

that was like the first first down in like the past 20 minutes

Jeremy_Brener at 2:25 PM

oh we stan randall cobb

BFD at 2:25 PM

I don’t think I’ve ever seen an end around that blowed up.

Joe Critz at 2:25 PM

we absolutely stan cobb

l4blitzer at 2:25 PM

Whatever that play was, take off, nuke it from orbit and never resurrect that again

UprootedTexan at 2:25 PM

The [kitten] was that?

It’s not halfback pass bad, but it ain’t far off.

Joe Critz at 2:26 PM

i blinked and its 3rd and 15

Carlos Flores at 2:26 PM

Going vertical would be cool here.

That’s tough.

(Watson intercepted. Steelers ball.)

UprootedTexan at 2:26 PM

[Kitten].

Carlos Flores at 2:26 PM

OH MY DURGA

BFD at 2:26 PM

[KITTEN]!

Joe Critz at 2:26 PM

THERE IT IS

UprootedTexan at 2:27 PM

NONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONO NOT WATSON

Carlos Flores at 2:27 PM

T.J. hit him square in the chest. Maybe knocked the wind out of him.

l4blitzer at 2:27 PM

Ah, hero-ball at its worst. Silver lining, that was about the result of a short type punt

Carlos Flores at 2:28 PM

Seen on Twitter: “Y’all see how long Watson took to get rid of that ball”

Joe Critz at 2:29 PM

he was setting up his interception! give him a minute!

BFD at 2:29 PM

That’s just...wow.

Joe Critz at 2:30 PM

that was rough i’m sorry

BFD at 2:30 PM

Looking at the replay, Stills didn’t come back for the ball. Hilton did.

(Steelers’ Tenth Posession)

Carlos Flores at 2:31 PM

Ugh. Every TE we play ends up looking like Travis Kelce.

l4blitzer at 2:31 PM

What a shock...TE on an intermediate route.

Carlos Flores at 2:32 PM

Nobody wanted to tackle. Damnit.

Joe Critz at 2:32 PM

aAGH

Matt Weston at 2:32 PM

Does Eric Ebron have an only fans?

Carlos Flores at 2:32 PM

Hearing Simms saying “Big Chubb here” made me shiver.

l4blitzer at 2:33 PM

I will say that was a heck of a pull by the guard and TE

Matt Weston at 2:33 PM

I :heart: G-TE Counter. Cleveland had a lot of success with it last week against CIN

Carlos Flores at 2:33 PM

I’m ready for PIT to convert with a run up the gut.

UprootedTexan at 2:34 PM

Your wish is granted.

l4blitzer at 2:35 PM

Wouldn’t have figured Ben would be missing on so many deep throws?

Joe Critz at 2:36 PM

matt was writing in his preview that the steelers have been throwing short a whole lot so far

Carlos Flores at 2:36 PM

Wow, Murray got bowled over.

UprootedTexan at 2:36 PM

Siiiiiiiiiiiiiigh...

Joe Critz at 2:36 PM

and so far that has continued into this game

l4blitzer at 2:37 PM

Was hoping to hold to a FG, but not so sure now

UprootedTexan at 2:37 PM

For a moment, I thought McDonald was patting Murray on the head as he was trying to tackle him. Like “bless your heart you’re still trying.”

(Steelers touchdown. They take the lead 26-21, with extra point to come.)

Matt Weston at 2:37 PM

Rolling right and throwing against the grain gives me Patrick Mahomes PTSD

Joe Critz at 2:38 PM

welp there it is

l4blitzer at 2:38 PM

Guess our run defense will be taking 4th quarters off then?

Carlos Flores at 2:38 PM

Jacob Martin was not prepared for all that

Joe Critz at 2:38 PM

the result of the chum

UprootedTexan at 2:38 PM

And they’re going for two.

Luke Beggs at 2:39 PM

Ask not for whom the Kubes tolls. It tolls for thee.

Matt Weston at 2:39 PM

Wide run with J.J. Watt at nose tackle, and Leiter getting outside head placement to bend Martin away from the play.

Carlos Flores at 2:39 PM

Eric [kitten]ing Murray.

(Two point conversion is successful. Steelers lead 28-21.)

BFD at 2:39 PM

Y’all have to see the TD catch Kyle Rudolph just made. Just incredible.

l4blitzer at 2:39 PM

Of course they get it...and I guess we can forgot all the good about Murray, back in the lead for LVP

Luke Beggs at 2:40 PM

It was nutty BFD

Joe Critz at 2:41 PM

man

its pain time again

BFD at 2:41 PM

HERE COME THE CHUMS!!!

Carlos Flores at 2:41 PM

Jacob Martin was in the shadow of a giant on Conner’s TD run

Joe Critz at 2:41 PM

we need like a detailed explanation on why they decided to try and run the ball well into the second half

that has directly resulted in the potential of us losing this game

(Texans’ Tenth Possession)

Carlos Flores at 2:43 PM

Ok, so my T.J. Watt prediction came true.

UprootedTexan at 2:43 PM

This line sucks so badly.

BFD at 2:43 PM

It was nice of Fells to launch Watt into Watson.

l4blitzer at 2:43 PM

T.J. Watt 1 - J.J. Watt 0

Carlos Flores at 2:43 PM

Man, the momentum dried up so quickly.

Joe Critz at 2:43 PM

lets go 3rd and 21 babyyyyy

UprootedTexan at 2:43 PM

Honest to [Durga], I thought that was going to be a pick.

Carlos Flores at 2:44 PM

[Kitten]it

Joe Critz at 2:44 PM

the funniest game i’ve ever watched

l4blitzer at 2:44 PM

Just have to increase the dramatics...

UprootedTexan at 2:44 PM

LOLOLOLOLOLOL false start on Akins!

Joe Critz at 2:44 PM

absolutely hilarious

Carlos Flores at 2:44 PM

If it’s a screen, I’ll scream.

UprootedTexan at 2:44 PM

I smell a safety.

Congratulations, you just gained back all the ground you just lost.

(Steelers’ Eleventh Possession)

BFD at 2:46 PM

We haven’t scored in the 2nd half. BOB, instead of putting the pedal to the medal, slammed on the brakes.

UprootedTexan at 2:46 PM

Because he had the lead. The game was as good as over as long as we held onto the lead! How hard is it to understand genius like this?

Carlos Flores at 2:46 PM

Get Mercilus off this team. [Durga] [Kitten]it.

BMAC got manhandled.

UprootedTexan at 2:47 PM

I can’t even feel anger towards this team, that’s how badly I’ve been deadened to this kind of crappy play. It just all feels the same no matter what they do.

l4blitzer at 2:48 PM

Not a great D, and they have been on the field for a lot of the 2nd half. This is not a formula for success.

Carlos Flores at 2:48 PM

Good stop by J.J.

BFD at 2:48 PM

I would 100% go for it.

Joe Critz at 2:49 PM

if they nail the field goal they can put the game away

its 50+ tho

l4blitzer at 2:49 PM

Yeah, I think the Steelers just line up, manhandle the team and close it out

UprootedTexan at 2:49 PM

And if they get the first down, which is entirely doable, then it’s over anyway.

Carlos Flores at 2:50 PM

pfft, too easy.

UprootedTexan at 2:50 PM

That’s the game.

BFD at 2:50 PM

Good night! Thanks, everybody!

Joe Critz at 2:50 PM

too easy

Luke Beggs at 2:50 PM

LMAO

Joe Critz at 2:50 PM

absolute collapse

losing to the steelers must’ve been part of the plan

BFD at 2:51 PM

BOB delenda est.

l4blitzer at 2:51 PM

Oh, don’t give us hope about a fumble...the concept of forcing turnovers has forsaken this team.

Luke Beggs at 2:51 PM

Why are we still here? Just to suffer?

UprootedTexan at 2:51 PM

Pretty much.

Luke Beggs at 2:52 PM

The Phantom Pain was such a fun game.

Carlos Flores at 2:53 PM

fumble out of the endzone, please.

Joe Critz at 2:53 PM

it was too

BFD at 2:53 PM

Holy [kitten], that was close.

Joe Critz at 2:53 PM

that could’ve been huge haha

Matt Weston at 2:53 PM

Did he fumble out?

UprootedTexan at 2:53 PM

Just barely.

Carlos Flores at 2:53 PM

Apparently not. Marking it at the two.

Joe Critz at 2:55 PM

just brutal

someone has to be questioning o’brien in that building

BFD at 2:56 PM

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!

Matt Weston at 2:56 PM

lmao it’s year seven!!!!!

No one has ever done that and never will

Joe Critz at 2:56 PM

i need hope!

i NEED IT

spare me a crumb of hope

l4blitzer at 2:57 PM

Who is questioning at this point? BO’B has total control and not sure how involved Cal is...

UprootedTexan at 2:57 PM

#CalMcNairDoesNotCare

Carlos Flores at 2:58 PM

Fuck Bill O’Brien.

FINAL SCORE: STEELERS 28 - TEXANS 21

UprootedTexan at 2:59 PM

COVID, TAKE ME AWAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!

Matt Weston at 2:59 PM

It’s hilarious this is going to count as a one possession loss. 9-3 in 2019 (including the postseason). 0-1 to start 2020.

Joe Critz at 2:59 PM

looks like o’brien is going 37-4

l4blitzer at 2:59 PM

A two game losing streak when holding the lead at halftime.

Luke Beggs at 3:00 PM

BOB has a CHUB for Chum.

UprootedTexan at 3:03 PM

Maybe I could become a competitive Stardew Valley player, instead.

Carlos Flores at 3:03 PM

The only thing that can kind of cheer me up is the BESF’s losing and beating Luke in fantasy. I’ll likely get neither of those.

Matt Weston at 3:04 PM

Haha they get the GARY KUBIAK REVENGE game to stave off 0-4

UprootedTexan at 3:04 PM

Wouldn’t get too excited, Carlos. They’re down two and are approaching field goal range.

Carlos Flores at 3:11 PM

Vikings lose. Someone is getting their first win next week

GAME BALLS:

Offense - Since he finally made an appearance Sunday, this week’s game ball goes to Randall Cobb.

Defense - Let’s go a different route this time. This week’s game ball goes to Charles Omenihu for getting the sack on Roethlisberger early.

What say you, BRB? Got an opinion on who should get a game ball? Want to defend Bill O’Brien’s offense for some reason? Go ahead and use the comments!