October 16, 2014

HOUSTON (3-3) at PITTSBURGH (3-3)

Monday 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

OPENING LINE - Steelers by 4

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Texans 4-2, Steelers 2-4

SERIES RECORD - Tied 2-2

LAST MEETING - Texans beat Steelers 17-10, Oct. 2, 2011

LAST WEEK - Texans lost to Colts 33-28; Steelers lost to Browns 31-10.

AP PRO32 RANKING - Texans No. 18, Steelers No. 22

TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (10), PASS (28)

TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (22), PASS (28)

STEELERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (5), PASS (11)

STEELERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (15), PASS (10)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Texans have lost two straight following 3-1 start. Pittsburgh has alternated wins and losses through first six weeks. ... Houston is 3-4 all-time on Monday night. Pittsburgh is 41-24 on Monday night and 25-5 at home, including an 8-0 at Heinz Field. ... Texans are tied with Patriots for NFL lead with 14 takeaways. Steelers have just six. ... Houston DE J.J. Watt is fourth player in NFL history to have touchdown reception, interception return for touchdown and fumble recovery for TD in same season. Watt is first defensive lineman with three touchdowns in same season since William Perry for Chicago in 1985. ... Texans WR Andre Johnson needs 10 yards receiving to pass Hall of Famer Steve Largent for 14th on NFL's all-time yards receiving list (13,089). ... Texans RB Arian Foster ran for 155 yards and winning touchdown in previous meeting with Pittsburgh in 2011. ... Steelers WR Antonio Brown has caught at least five passes for 50 yards receiving in 22 straight games, an NFL record. ... Brown leads NFL with eight receptions of 25 yards or more. ... Steelers have best home record in NFL since 1970 at 245-96-1. ... Pittsburgh RB Le'Veon Bell is second in NFL in yards from scrimmage (793). ... Steelers are sixth in total offense but 23rd in scoring and are 31st in red zone touchdown percentage.

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