STEELERS ON 11: Steelers clinch first-round bye with win against Texans

Steelers Secure 1st Round Playoff Bye Beat Texans 34-6

Steelers Secure 1st Round Playoff Bye Beat Texans 34-6

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be facing the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium at 4:30 p.m. today. Since the Jacksonville Jaguars lost yesterday to the San Francisco 49ers, the Steelers can clinch a first-round bye with a win or a tie against the Texans. Roethlisberger completed multiple passes to four receivers as the Steelers' passing offense excelled in its first week without injured Pro Bowl receiver Antonio Brown.

While the game played out in the same disastrous fashion as their season, there were two things for the Texans to savor from Sunday's game.

Pittsburgh extended to a 10-0 lead when Roethlisberger connected with Hunter to cap a six-play, 54-yard march.

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With the Texans trailing 27-0 early in the fourth quarter, T.J. Yates threw a lob to Hopkins in the left corner of the end zone. Yates six times and Yates was knocked out of the game briefly for a concussion evaluation. Heinicke later suffered a concussion after being sacked on his second series.

The Texans will be hoping Deshaun Watson provides that next season while the Steelers are moving on to more immediate goals.

If you play in the defensive backfield for the Pittsburgh Steelers and you do something that hadn't been done since Troy Polamalu in 2005, you have done something special.

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