The Steelers enter week four in a strong position given the current state of the AFC North. They find themselves atop the division and facing an arguably weak opponent in the Texans. While Houston did just beat the Jaguars, their team isn’t a very strong one on paper.
This isn’t the Steelers team that many expected though either, and anything can happen in the NFL. That said, I have crafted my predictions for the team for week four as they hope to improve to 3-1. Here are my four bold predictions as the Steelers take on the Texans in week four this Sunday.
Steelers Desmond King gets some revenge
For the most part, I don’t buy into revenge games in the NFL. The league is a business, and while some players may hold grudges against former teams, I don’t think it impacts their play. That said, I do think we finally see something out of former Texans cornerback Desmond King this Sunday.
This isn’t due to him returning to his former team. Instead, last week saw the cornerback active for the first time this year, and while he didn’t log a snap on defense, I think we are getting close to that point. The Steelers have used a few different names in the slot on defense, but King is a better talent than any of them.
I think he gets some defensive work this week, and he has an impact. In particular, he logs a sack against the Texans and forces a fumble on a completed pass. Again, it isn’t a “revenge” game, but it is the type of impact that you can get out of a talented defender like King assuming he is acclimated to the roster.