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Countdown To Kickoff: Texans vs. Steelers

Here’s a place for you to worry until the Texans take the field in Pittsburgh against the Steelers at noon.

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After getting their heads kicked in for two weeks against what appear to be the best two teams in the NFL, the Texans (0-2) don’t get much of a break today. Houston has traveled to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers (2-0) at Heinz Field for a Noon CDT kickoff in their attempt to stave off an 0-3 start.

The Texans could not only beat the Kansas City Chiefs or Baltimore Ravens; they didn’t even compete. At least not in the way a supposed playoff contender should compete. The Steelers have beaten a couple of teams in the Giants and Broncos that don’t appear to be on a playoff trajectory, but with the way the Texans have played so far, that hardly matters. As we are all sick of hearing by now, through two weeks, the Steelers are getting the most pressure on QBs, while the Texans are giving up the most pressures on their QB. Doesn’t seem like a recipe for success, but let’s see what head coach Bill O’Brien and offensive coordinator Additional Bill O’Brien Tim Kelly have in store.

Stick around here and scream into the void, stare into darkness, question your reality, and open a vein until the first open game thread hits at 11:45 AM CDT.