The Steelers fell to 2-2 on the season after a road loss in Houston, where the Texans held on to win 17-10. Matt Schaub was relatively quiet, throwing for only 138 yards as Houston was powered by Arian Foster, who carried the ball a whopping 30 times for 155 yards.
Ben Roethlisberger was 16 for 30 for 206 yards. On their final drive, Big Ben took a nasty hit below the waist, a direct shot to his knee by JJ Watt. Whether inadvertent or not, this was the second such hit he’s taken this season. Watt was flagged on the play, negating a Jonathan Joseph interception return for a touchdown. Ben was shaken up but stayed in the game to finish out the final drive.
The Steelers would move the ball out to the 40 but their hopes for a two minute drill victory would end there, when Roethlisberger was intercepted on a deep hail mary-esque heave towards the end zone with 19 seconds left.
Schaub would kneel to end the game and seal the Texans victory.