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Steelers vs. Texans: 4 bold predictions sure to go wrong

Steelers vs. Texans: 4 bold predictions sure to go wrong

The Steelers will have an extra week to get Antonio Brown healthy for the playoffs.

Brown suffered a partially torn calf muscle in the second quarter of the Steelers' Week 15 loss to the Patriots and did not return to the game after being helped off the field without putting any pressure on his left leg.

The Texans needed a touchdown to keep pace with the Steelers early in their Christmas Day showdown. This game is going to be bell to bell in the Steelers pocket.

It was the first score of the game for the Texans, who were trailing 27-0 at the time.

NOTES: Texans QB T.J. Yates cleared concussion protocol after being removed from the game late in the first half.




The Steelers will close out their 2017 regular season with a home game against the Cleveland Browns, whose offense enters Week 17 having already allowed 44 sacks. And they certainly can as the Steelers look to lock up a first-round bye in the playoffs.

Hilton is the Steelers Digest Player of the Week.

The Texans wide receiver made arguably the catch of the year Monday night.

Hopkins did not have a reception until the final play of the third quarter and finished with four catches for 65 yards. After their epic contest on December 17 won by the Patriots in controversial fashion, the rematch is nearly a certainty.


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