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Steelers vs. Texans Gameday: TV Info, Lines, Injuries, More



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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett (8) throws a pass in front of Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Clelin Ferrell (99) during an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2022, in Pittsburgh, PA. (AP Photo/Matt Durisko)


Week 4, Pittsburgh Steelers (2-1) at Houston Texans (1-2)

Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023, 1 p.m. (noon Central)
NRG Stadium, Houston (72,220, turf)

TV: CBS, KDKA locally, (Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta, Amanda Renner).TV Map.

Radio: Steelers Radio Network, 102.5 WDVE-FM (Bill Hillgrove, Craig Wolfley, Max Starks), Westwood One Radio (Ryan Radtke, Mike Golic), Sirius XM Radio 119 or 387.

SN Coverage: Alan Saunders
Forecast: 90 degrees, mostly sunny (indoors)
Lines: Steelers -3, Steelers -155, over/under 41.5 BetMGM promo.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers enter Week 4 in a three-way tie for first place in the AFC North. The Steelers currently have the tiebreakers over the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens, while the Cincinnati Bengals are one game behind. The Steelers will stay in first place with a win, but a loss could drop them into a tie for last place.

In the bigger picture, the Steelers have a gift-wrapped opportunity to continue their momentum from last week’s win over the Las Vegas Raiders against an out-gunned Texans squad that is missing most of what little star power it has.


Player Injury Date  Prognosis Roster Status
TE Darnell Washington Knee Sept. 27 Unknown Active, FP on Fri.
WR Allen Robinson II Ankle Sept. 24 Day to day Active, FP on Fri.
S Miles Killebrew Knee Sept. 24 Unknown Active, FP on Fri.
RG James Daniels Groin Sept. 24 Day to day OUT, DNP on Fri.
RT Chuks Okorafor Elbow Sept. 24 Unknown Active, FP on Fri.
P Pressley Harvin III Right Hamstring Sept. 24 Day to Day OUT, DNP on Fri.
TE Connor Heyward Ankle Sept. 24 Unknown Active, FP on Fri.
WR Gunner Olszewski Concussion Sept. 18 Unknown Active, FP on Fri.
DT Larry Ogunjobi Right Foot Aug. 9 Day to day Active, FP on Fri.
RB Anthony McFarland Knee Sept. 13 Week to week Injured reserve – (Wk. 6)
WR Diontae Johnson Left hamstring Sept. 10 Week to week Injured reserve – (Wk. 6)
DT Cam Heyward Core muscle surgery Sept. 10 Multiple weeks Injured reserve – (Wk. 6)
DB Josiah Scott Undisclosed Sept. 13 Undisclosed Practice squad IR
LB Chapelle Russell II Knee Aug. 11 Out for season Injured reserve
CB Cory Trice Right ACL tear Aug. 1 Out for season Injured reserve
RB Alfonzo Graham Torn right labrum July 29 Out for season Injured reserve
DT Renell Wren Torn right Achilles tendon May 17 Out for season Injured reserve


The Steelers have elevated punter Brad Wing from the practice squad.


Tackle Laremy Tunsil, tackle Josh Jones, cornerback Tavierre Thomas and linebacker Deznel Perryman have all ben ruled out. Center Michael Deiter is questionable.


All three Watt brothers played at Heinz Field as the Steelers got touchdowns from Eric Ebron, JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Conner to beat the Texans, 28-21 on Sept. 27, 2020.

The Texans led 14-3 early in the second quarter, but Ben Reothlisberger led back-to-back scoring drives to put Pittsburgh ahead before the half.


The Steelers are 5-2 against the Texans since the expansion franchise joined the league in 2002. Houston won in its first season, a 24-6 game in Pittsburgh, and then also got a win in Houston in 2011. The Steelers won in 2005, 2006, 2014, 2017 and 2020.


Texans guard Kendrick Green was the Steelers’ third-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and played two seasons in Pittsburgh.

Houston cornerback Steven Nelson also spent two years in Pittsburgh, playing the 2019 and 2020 seasons in black and gold before leaving in a contract dispute.

Defensive tackle Khalil Davis, who was with the Steelers in 2021 and 2022, has been elevated from the practice squad for this game.

Pitt alums Brandon Hll (safety), Jimmy Morrissey (center) and Jared Wayne (wide receiver) are on the Houston practice squad, but will not play in this game.

Former Penn State center Juice Scruggs is on injured reserve.


Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is 23-4 all-time against rookie quarterbacks and has won nine in a row, beating the likes of Joe Burrow, Justin Fields, Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray in that stretch.


The Texans will honor J.J. Watt, the oldest brother of Steelers outside linebacker J.J. Watt, before the game and induct him into the team’s Ring of Honor, joining founder Bob McNair and wide receiver Andre Johnson.