The 2-0 Pittsburgh Steelers hosted the 0-2 Houston Texans in Week 3 action during the 2020 NFL regular season at Heinz Field, and there were plenty of story lines heading into this AFC Matchup.
Will the Steelers’ vaunted defense be able to contain Deshaun Watson?
Will T.J. Watt best his older brother J.J. Watt, as it pertains to defensive statistics?
Can the Steelers stay perfect?
All of those questions were answered on the field, and the Steelers were the lucky winners of the opening coin toss, choosing to defer their possession to the third quarter.
After Watson and company failed to gain a first down on their opening drive, the Steelers took over and put together their best opening drive of the season. The end result of the drive wasn’t a touchdown, but a Chris Boswell field goal giving the Steelers a 3-0 lead with 8:55 left in the opening quarter.
Needing an answer, Watson and the Houston offense responded in a big way. Watson had big pass plays to Brandin Cooks on third down, but it was the strike to Randall Cobb which delivered the first touchdown of the game. The point after made the score 7-3 with 6:01 left in the first quarter.
Both teams exchanged three and outs with the Texans having the football at the end of the first quarter.