4 bold predictions for the Steelers vs. Texans in Week 4

Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt (90)
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The Steelers game goes as planned

The Steelers spent this entire offseason building their offense around a singular identity. They had a pair of running backs that they liked, and the goal was to feature them in this offense. A grinding style mixed in with some top-level defense seemed to be what Pittsburgh wanted to do this season.

Through three weeks, none of that has been the case. Pittsburgh has had to rely on the passing game more than anticipated, and it has had some lackluster results. The pounding running game has been inefficient once again, and neither of the Steelers backs has accumulated over 100 yards rushing this season so far.

While the Steelers defense has been able to produce some turnovers, they haven’t been the elite unit they were hyped up to be. The secondary has struggled and the run defense has been poor. This team looks nothing like what they seemingly wanted to look like from the offseason.

The Texans are a great opportunity to get everything back on track though. The defense could have a big game that limits Houston’s ability to score while the offense can settle in and play bully ball instead of relying on the short passing game. For the first time this season, the Steelers offense works as planned, and it ends with a win for the team because of it.

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The Steelers have a big opportunity this week. Not only can they improve their standing in the AFC, but they can also showcase some of the hype that they captured as a team in the offseason. Keep these four bold predictions in mind as the Steelers take on the Texans this week.