Matt Schaub and Arian Foster led the Texans down the field on an impressive opening drive. The Texans' offensive line controlled the game on an 11-minute drive, resulting in an Owen Daniels touchdown.
Arian Foster carried the ball nine times for 41 yards while Schaub went five for seven for 52 yards. It was a dominating 19-play, 95 yard drive that had to be disconcerting for Mike Tomlin. Andre Johnson did not even touch the ball on what was the longest drive in Texans franchise history.
Because of penalties, the drive actually covered a total of 115 yards, as Dan Dierdorf noted on the CBS broadcast. In addition to the TD catch, the big play of the drive was an 18-yard pass to Owen Daniels. Backup running back Ben Tate chipped in with a big 20-yard run to get the Texans to midfield.
The Steelers get the ball for the first time 11 minutes into the game, looking to respond.