Steelers Beat Texans with a Mix of Old-School and New-School Methods

Steelers Beat Texans with a Mix of Old-School and New-School Methods
For three radiant minutes, the Pittsburgh Steelers' past, present and future mixed in a football peculiarity.

Steelers stalwarts like quarterback Ben Roethlisberger worked with young people, for example, debut newbie beneficiary Martavis Bryant to reel off a fantastic 24 focuses in the withering minutes of the first half. Their Monday Night Football rivals, the Houston Texans, appeared set to go into halftime up no less than 13-0; rather the Steelers took a 24-13 lead—and the force into the locker room with them.

"It was insane," Roethlisberger told ESPN's Lisa Salters amid the postgame telecast. "You never hope to score that numerous focuses that quick."

Both groups appeared bewildered from the scoring barrage; not one or the other group set up focuses in the second from last quarter. Despite the fact that the Texans aroused, the Steelers got simply enough from their old-clocks (and their novices) to salt away a urgently required win.

The Steelers enhance to 4-3 and hop up to third place in the unbelievably solid, unimaginably close AFC North. This amusement was a microcosm of the Steelers' season as such and, for good or for sick, what Steelers fans can likely anticipate from here on out.

Whether that is adequate to meet perpetually elevated requirements in Pittsburgh stays to be seen.

Kickin' It Old School
For the vast majority of the first a large portion of, the Steelers' graybeards looked each bit their age.

Their first drive didn't cross midfield. The Texans walked straight down the field for a touchdown. Their second finished on a sack-bungle of Roethlisberger. The Texans scored once more. Their third was a three-and-out. The Texans scored again and sacked Roethlisberger once more.

Roethlisberger's popular trickiness appeared to be purchasing Texans pass-rushers J.j. Watt and Whitney Mercilus more of a chance to chase him down than time for Roethlisberger to make plays. The Steelers' front seven, perpetually a standout amongst the most dreaded units in football, was toothless, as Sigmund Bloom of imparted:

"like viewing most loved band when they are so intoxicated it is not possible play their instruments RT @coltsauth_kyle so irregular to watch PIT make history passed over ball"

In the wake of getting smothered by the unremarkable Cleveland Browns the prior week, this prime-time breakdown resembled an authoritative end of a period.

That is when dynamic Steelers sophomore running back Le'veon Bell flipped on the hyperdrive (click here).