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Gridiron Report: Steelers Pummeled by Texans

The Houston Texans beat the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday by a score of 30-6.


To be frank, the game was never close. The Steelers looked poor in every aspect of the game. Yet again, the offense was terrible as Offensive Coordinator Matt Canada continues to disappoint. To be honest with you, I’m completely baffled why he still has a job. 


Pittsburgh’s offense was terrible, awful and any other synonym for bad you can think of. Passing the football was nearly impossible, though running saw some success.


Najee Harris had his most productive game of the year by rushing 14 times for 71 yards. Harris looked impressive as he broke plenty of tackles and picked up yards after contact on almost every rush he had. 


Quarterback Kenny Pickett left the game in the fourth quarter with a knee injury. It didn’t look good as Pittsburgh’s starting QB had to be helped off the field and, later, into the locker room. Mitch Trubisky was Pickett’s replacement and he didn’t look impressive in the slightest. If Pickett were to be out for an extended period of time, it’d be difficult for the offense to succeed.


Pittsburgh’s defense was as equally bad as their offense. They failed to stop runs and passes, which usually isn’t a recipe for success. Rookie quarterback C.J. Stroud threw for over 300 yards and two touchdowns against the Steelers defensive unit.


The pass rush was nonexistent which led to receivers consistently being open downfield. Houston receiver Nico Collins finished with a career high 168 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Collins was almost always open which is a very bad sign for the Steelers secondary.


There wasn’t one defensive player for Pittsburgh who could say they had a good game. Nobody stood out and nobody made positive plays.


As a fan, having a blowout go the wrong way is never a pleasant experience. It’s demoralizing, frustrating and just plain sad. This is amplified when there isn’t a single positive to take away. Not to mention the potential serious injury to Kenny Pickett. 


Though Sunday went as bad as it could have, at the end of the day, the Steelers are 2-2 on the season. Things, in theory, could be worse. Next week Pittsburgh will host the division rival Baltimore Ravens. If Pittsburgh plays anything like they did in Houston, it’ll be another tough watch for Steelers fans.

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