NFL Christmas Day Showdown: Pittsburgh Steelers at Houston Texans

On Christmas Day – a pair of games in the National Football League will take place. The second of the doubleheader of games features the Pittsburgh Steelers on the road at the Houston Texans. The Pittsburgh STeelers are 11-3 on the season, and winners of the AFC North. The Steelers are the #2 seed in the AFC following their loss to the New England Patriots.

For the Houston Texans, they are struggling all season. The Texans are 4-10 on the season, and 3rd place out of the AFC South. Houston has dropped four straight games, including a 38 points beatdown on the road at the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Pittsburgh Steelers are -11 over the Houston Texans on Christmas Night.

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The Houston Texans have been a mess since the loss of DeShaun Watson to injury. Houston though has struggled on the defensive side, as they have allowed 380 points, which is the most in the National Football League. During the four game losing streak for Houston, they have allowed nearly 30 points per game.

The Houston offense is led by running back Lamar Miller and receiver DeAndre Hopkins. Miller leads the team with 796 rushing yards, and Hopkins is second in the league with 1,313 receiving yards. The Texans will finish the 2017 regular season on the road at the Indianapolis Colts.

Steelers Looking for 12th Win

The Pittsburgh Steelers had a chance at the end of the game to beat New England and fell short. Now, Pittsburgh will finish the season with this game, and the Cleveland Browns in Week 17. Pittsburgh with two wins in any loss by the Patriots would regain the top seed in the AFC. Pittsburgh comes into this road finale with a 6-1 record away from Heinz Field.

The Steelers will be without their top receiving Antonio Brown. Brown leads all of the National Football League with more than 1,500 receiving yards. Brown also has 9 touchdown receptions this season. Le’Veon Bell leads the Steelers with 1,222 rushing yards and 8 touchdowns. Pittsburgh needs 975 passing yards from Ben Roethlisberger to reach 5,000 on the season.

Steelers Whip Texans

The Houston Texans with T.J. Yates are in big trouble in this game. The Texans are not good enough to score on the Pittsburgh defense, and they are not good enough to stop the Pittsburgh offense. This could be an ugly game on Christmas Day in the National Football League. Look for the STeelers to give Le’Veon Bell a healthy dose of the football in this game. When you are betting on the National Football League for Christmas Day, the bet is on the Pittsburgh Steelers. Take the Steelers -11 over the Texans.

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