Welcome to the STEELERS NOW PREGAME SCOUT, our new podcast dedicated to highlighting the Steelers’ next opponent. This week, analysts Derrick Bell and Nick Farabaugh tackle both what we learned from the previous game and how it applies to the next kickoff. It’s the Steelers and Texans this week in what should be more than a fascinating matchup between two teams hoping to start their ascent in the AFC.
After redefining the concept of ‘winning ugly’ against the Browns and Raiders these last two weeks, the Pittsburgh Steelers make their way to Houston to face the Texans. The Texans are coming off their best game of the year, hammering Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars despite being undermanned up front and in the secondary. Rookies C.J. Stroud, Tank Dell, and Will Anderson are playing at a high level, while Jalen Pitre returns as a star in the Texans secondary.
However, not only do the Steelers have challenges facing them against the Texans, they have to figure out themselves and an identity. But did they start to take that next step in the offense against the Raiders? And just how real is the leap that Kenny Pickett and the run game took against a porous Raiders group?