The Pittsburgh Steelers outlasted the Houston Texans in a thrilling 28-21 win, Sunday, Sep. 27, 2020 in Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. They deployed a rushing game that produced 169 yards, one rushing touchdown, to support a Ben Roethlisberger performance of 237 yards and two touchdowns.
Roethlisberger ended the game with 237 yards passing, to go along with two touchdowns, no interceptions, and completing 23 of 36 passes. This performance led to a 101.30 passer rating for Roethlisberger.
The Steelers deployed a rushing game led by James Conner and Anthony McFarland. For the game, Conner carried the ball 18 times and rushed for 109 yards, leading to one touchdown. McFarland supplemented by carrying the ball six times for a total of 42 yards. In the passing game, the Steelers’ top receivers were James Washington and JuJu Smith-Schuster. Washington caught five passes for a total of 36 yards, while Smith-Schuster contributed with 43 yards from four passes.
On the defensive side of the football, the Steelers produced zero forced fumbles, one tackle for loss, five sacks and zero defensive touchdowns.
In a losing effort for the Texans, Deshaun Watson attempted 36 passes and completed 19 of them. This performance resulted in 264 yards, one interception, two touchdowns and a passer rating of 110.70 for the game.
The Texans’ rushing game was led by David Johnson and C.J. Prosise. For the game, Johnson carried the ball 13 times, rushed for 23 yards, and one touchdown. Prosise supplemented and carried the ball a total of one time for a total of one yard. Meanwhile Will Fuller and Randall Cobb were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Texans. Fuller caught four passes from Watson for a total of 54 yards, while Cobb contributed with 95 yards from four passes.
In a losing effort, the Texans defense contributed with two sacks , one forced fumble, two tackles for loss, and no defensive touchdowns for the game.
After this game, the Steelers improved to a record of 1-0, while the Texans dropped to a 0-1 record. After the win, the Steelers now have a 1-0 record, compared to the Texans who now have 0-1 record.