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Steelers rout Texans to clinch playoff bye

26 December, 2017, 06:06 | Author: Greg Wolfe
  • TJ Yates exits after suffering injury vs. Steelers

It's prediction time. Let' get bold (well sort of bold), for the Pittsburgh Steelers this week as they prepare to take on the Houston Texans. That Steelers defense is not playing well at the moment and despite Houston being banged-up offensively, I like the Texans to move the ball consistently.

Pittsburgh clinched a bye in the postseason while extending its road winning streak to six.

T.J. Yates completed 7-of-16 passes for 83 yards with one touchdown and one interception in Monday's Week 16 loss to the Steelers. The third-string quarterback failed to find the end zone, badly overthrowing DeAndre Hopkins on third-and-goal before slinging an interception to Artie Burns on fourth down. Heinicke then started the second half and played one series before he was sacked and left the game. Taylor Heinicke made his National Football League debut and played two series before Yates returned early in the third quarter.

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OUR PREDICTION: The over is 4-1 in the STeelers' last five games overall, is 4-1 in their last five games played on Monday, and is 4-1 in their last five games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game.

The NFL brings us a special Christmas Day double-head on Monday, beginning with an evening matchup that sends the Pittsburgh Steelers to NRG Stadium for a meeting with the Houston Texans.

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