Pittsburgh lost the opening coin toss, and the Texans elected to refer to the second half, but it didn’t take long for the Steelers to make a statement in the game. Their first four plays resulted of gains of 10-yards, or more, and they moved easily into the Houston red-zone. However, the Houston defense stood tall when they needed to, and forced a Chris Boswell field goal to give Pittsburgh an early 3-0 lead.
Keith Butler’s defense forced a quick three-and-out for the T.J. Yates-led offense, and it provided great field position for the Pittsburgh offense. In their second possession of the game, a huge pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Martavis Bryant set up the offense in the red-zone.
Taking the top off the defense since 1991. pic.twitter.com/iRIczyHEGa— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) December 25, 2017
Three plays later Roethlisberger hit Justin Hunter for his first touchdown of the season, and the first touchdown of the game. Boswell’s point-after made the score 10-0.
The Steelers offense has the football, and a third down, upcoming.