Predicting three games the Steelers will win and lose in 2020
Week 3: Texans at Steelers
After two crushing losses in the first two weeks (yes, the Steelers lose to Denver as well), the Steelers welcome the Texans who are playing equally bad football. Even though its week three, both teams are being hyped as “must-win”, as an 0-3 start would be a tough one to overcome. While the Steeler’s first two weeks have been a cause for concern, week three is when everything begins to come together.
While the Texans score first via a long pass to Will Fuller, that is the only TD they can muster all day. On the first play for the Steelers, Anthony McFarland takes a jet sweep 80 yards to the house (his first offensive touch). The onslaught doesn’t end there, as Roethlisberger tosses 3 other scores to Eric Ebron, Smith-Schuster, and Dionte Johnson.
The defense does their part as well, finally looking like the unit that was fielded last year. T.J. Watt, Steven Nelson, and Fitzpatrick all log an interception while the defense combines for 6 sacks (Watt has three of them, with one of them being a strip-sack that Devin Bush takes to the house). The impressive 38-10 victory sparks hope on both sides of the ball, as the team finally showcases that they could be a contender this year.