Ben Roethlisberger said that it's difficult to overthrow Mike Wallace, and the receiver has been proving Big Ben right. Along with Wes Welker, Mike Wallace might be the best receiver in the NFL.
Rashard Mendenhall has yet to have a big game, which shows that the Steelers have become a pass first team. The offensive line continues to be a big concern, and they almost cost the Steelers the game when they gave up two sack-fumbles that led to 10 points for Indianapolis.
Coming into the season the biggest concern was Pittsburgh's defense being too old. Considering they have been proving the critics right having only caused one turnover in the first three games.
Houston seems to be on pace to finally reaching the playoffs. Matt Schaub continues to prove that he is a top-five quarterback in the NFL, while Ben Tate has played great in place of the injured Arian Foster.
With Foster set to return, the Texans might just have the best running game in the NFL to complement their great passing game. The Texans defense seemed to struggle when they finally got to play an elite quarterback in Drew Brees. For the most part they have pressured the quarterback well and have gotten a couple of sacks.
Prediction: Houston 31-24
The Steelers defense won't be able to keep up with the great passing game and running game of the Texans. The offensive line will continue to struggle against Houston's good pass rush. The Roethlisberger-Mike Wallace connection should keep the Steelers in the game, and Roethlisberger should have a good game like Brees did, but it looks like Pittsburgh's struggles are starting to finally catch up with them, which would force Tomlin to make a lot of changes to his defense and offense.