Both the Houston Texans and Pittsburgh Steelers are sitting on 3-3 records after disappointing losses. As we watch Monday Night Football Online Texans vs Steelers free live streaming, it will become apparent which of those losses was more motivational. A close one in the case of the Texans, and a blowout in Pittsburgh’s case. Truly, tonight’s MNF game on ESPN could go either way.
The Texans and Steelers last played in 2011, a close 17-10 victory for the Texans at home. Tonight’s MNF game is in Pittsburgh, where Houston hasn’t played since their season-opening 17-38 loss in 2008. Watch Monday Night Football online free live or on ESPN tonight, though, and you’ll see two very different teams.
Houston’s 3-3 record could easily be 5-1 had they not lost close games to the Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts in Weeks 5 and 6. With top draft pick Jadeveon Clowney injured, the Texans defense has still contributed with JJ Watt scoring three TDs in the past six games.
Watt will likely play more of a defensive role as you watch MNF online free tonight. Ben Roethlisberger has been sacked 17 times this season, presenting an opportunity for Houston’s defense, but they’ll need to be mindful of the Steelers’ running backs.
Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount have moved the Steelers into fourth place in the league with a 137.3 yards per game average. Watt will be critical to slowing them down and keeping Roethlisberger in check.
Stopping the rush will also be tops on Pittsburgh’s list headed into tonight’s Texans Steelers MNF game. Houston’s Arian Foster is third in the NFL with 513 rushing yards, and he’ll try to decimate a Steelers defense that allowed 158 rushing yards to the Cleveland Browns last week. Foster rushed for 155 yards and a TD in these team’s 2011 game.
Here are the details to Monday Night Football online Texans vs Steelers free live streaming tonight. The Texans / Steelers MNF game is also on TV on ESPN.
- Kickoff for Texans vs Steelers Monday Night Football: 8:30pm EST / 5:30pm PST
- Stadium: Heinz Field (the Steelers are the home team)
- Who’s favored / point spread for tonight’s MNF Texans vs Steelers game: Pittsburgh is a 4-point favorite
- Live stream on ESPN here
- Watch live online on DirecTV: here (requires NFL Sunday Ticket with MAX)