Pittsburgh Steelers: 7 Keys to Earn a Victory over the Houston Texans

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Pittsburgh Steelers: 7 Keys to Earn a Victory over the Houston Texans
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The Pittsburgh Steelers will face one of their toughest opponents of the year this week when they travel to Houston to face the Texans.

With plenty of talent on both sides of the ball, the Texans will provide a stiff challenge for the Steelers.

Houston is the second of a four-game stretch against AFC South opponents and following their close call in Indianapolis, Pittsburgh will want make a statement against a much tougher Texans team.

That task may not be so easy, as the Steelers have to shut down Matt Schaub and Andre Johnson, one of the most accomplished quarterback-wide receiver duos in the league.

The Texans have quite a pass-rusher in Antonio Smith this year, who already has three sacks. Houston will most certainly try to take advantage of the Steelers injuries at tackle.

A loss would drop the Steelers to 2-2, a spot they do not want to be this early in the season.

This is a possibility unless Pittsburgh makes major improvements to several areas of their game.

Here are the keys to getting a win over the Houston Texans.

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