What we learned from Steelers abysmal loss vs. Texans in Week 4

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Well, the Steelers stunk it up again. This time it was against the Houston Texans. Just when it seemed like we had turned a corner with an impressive road against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 3, we go on the road again and lay another egg, as it were.

I guess a three-game win streak was not in the cards, but frankly, it should have been, at least on paper. The Texans were playing shorthanded on the offensive line and that should have boded well for our defense, particularly our pass rushers, but, again, it was not in the cards.

Let's see what we learned on the offensive side of the ball.

The Steelers must make swift and decisive changes on the offensive side of the ball

Make no mistake, the offense stinks, plain and simple. It certainly did not help our cause when our starting QB, Kenny Pickett, had to leave the game with what appeared to be some sort of knee injury. Obviously, the extent of Pickett's injury is unknown at this point.

If Pickett misses any time, I honestly don't know if things will get any better with Mitch Trubisky as the starter. There's a reason we elevated Pickett to the starting role in the first place. In any event, the offense, according to ESPN, managed a mere 225 total yards.

We had a fairly balanced attack if you want to call it that, gaining about as many yards on the ground as we did through the air, but honestly, it didn't matter. The Texans' offense outgained us by a little more than two to one.

So, when I say that swift and decisive changes need to be made, that is not an exaggeration. We are at a tipping point. If you didn't hear Mike Tomlin's post-game press conference, I think you should listen to it. It was very interesting, to put it mildly. We will delve into those swift and decisive changes later.

Let's see what we learned on the defensive side of the ball.