Steelers vs. Texans: Why Pittsburgh has cause for concern in Week 3

T.J. Watt #90 of the Pittsburgh Steelers (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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The Steelers squeaked out a victory vs the Broncos last week, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t concerns entering their week three matchup with the Texans

The Steelers won last week, but it seemed far tenser than it should have been. The Steelers allowed the Broncos to hang around for most of the game and it almost resulted in a loss. A win is a win though, and the Steelers enter week three as the favored team over the Texans. Considering the firepower that the Texans have though, this game is far from a sure thing.

The Steelers have some question marks on their roster entering this week. The secondary has been a weak point, and the Texans can easily exploit that this week. As well, the team’s running game has been full of inconsistencies, and if they can’t right that ship this week, it could lead to a long day from the offense. Finally, the TE group has been a major let down, and while it hasn’t hurt the Steelers yet, it could be beneficial for the Steelers to have more weapons.

The Texans have lost both of their games so far, but a part of that is likely due to the tough schedule they have had to endure through their first two weeks. Most teams would be winless if they started like the Texans have had to. The Steelers aren’t facing a lackluster team; they are facing one filled with talent but has struggled against two of the best teams in the NFL. The Steelers will need to bring forth their best effort in order to come away with a win.

With all of this said, here are the four biggest causes for concerns during the Steelers week three matchup against the Texans.