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Houston Texans

In this week 3 matchup, the Steelers face Deshaun Watson and Bill O’Brien in Pittsburgh. According to BetOnline.ag, the Steelers open up as 5 point favorites in this game.

While the Texans made one of the most criticized trades of the offseason, they are still a force to be reckoned with as long as Deshaun Watson is healthy. They will be playing without their top target in DeAndre Hopkins but that does not mean they don’t have any weapons.

The Texans acquired Brandin Cooks in a trade from the Rams this offseason. Cooks will work alongside Will Fuller as the two outside threats. Randall Cobb is likely to fill in the slot position on the roster. These three targets will be enough for Watson to push the ball downfield and gain chunk yardage.

Houston will also be looking towards new running back David Johnson to not just convert those points in the red zone with his vision and strength. They will use his soft hands and quick feet in their lighting fast offense they have assembled.

The Steelers secondary has struggled with big frame tight ends as well. Darren Fells has developed a rapport with his quarterback and could be a problem for the Steelers in the early weeks of this very different season.