Running the Numbers: What to look for when the Steelers play the Texans

Looking for records to break? Want to see the Steelers or their members chase history? Then check out some of these milestones to watch out for in the Steelers next game.

The Steelers

  • With a win, the Steelers will improve to 12-3, 9-2 vs. AFC, and finish with a 7-1 record on the road in the 2017 regualr season.
  • With a win over Texans, the Steelers would improve to 456-285-2 during the regular season since 1970.
  • The Steelers look to improve to 4-2 all-time against the Texans in regular-season history and to 2-1 on the road at Houston.
  • The Steelers look to extend their current road game win streak to six with a win on Sunday.
  • With a win, the Steelers will have won each of their previous four road games in the month of December, dating back to Dec. 11, 2016 at Buffalo.

Head Coach Mike Tomlin

  • A win would improve Tomlin to 115-60 during the regular season (51-57 on the road).
  • With a win, would move to 86-45 in regular-season games vs. AFC (39-27 on the road).
  • Looks to improve to 3-1 n his regular-season Steelers tenure against the Texans and to 1-1 on the road.
  • With a win, would improve to 32-14 in the month of December and to 12-7 on the road during the month.

Ben Roethlisberger

  • With a win, would improve to 135-63 as a starter during the regular season and to 61-39 on the road.
  • With a win, would improve to 4-1 vs. Houston in the regular season as a starter and to 2-1 on the road at the Texans.
  • With a win, will move to 41-15 in regular-season games in the month of December, including 17-6 on the road.

Le’Veon Bell

  • His next 100-yard rushing game will mark the 19th of his NFL career and his fifth of 2017.
  • Will tie Kordell Stewart (35) for the third-most rushing touchdowns in franchise history with his next touchdown run.
  • Is one touchdown from scrimmage from tying Buddy Dial (42) for the 10th-most touchdowns in team history, and two from matching Ray Mathews (43) for the ninth-most.
  • Will record the second 1,300-rushing yard season of his NFL career with 78 yards (2014: 1,361).
  • Is 112 rushing yards from surpassing Willie Parker (5,378) for the third most in Steelers history.
  • Needs 140 rushing yards to establish a new single-season career high (2014: 1,361).
  • Is four catches from setting a new single-season career best (2014: 83).
  • With 151 yards from scrimmage, will record the second season of his NFL career with at least 2,000 yards (2014: 2,215).

Antonio Brown

  • Will increase his Steelers record for the most 100-yard receiving games in team history to 38 with his next 100-yard game.
  • Needs one touchdown to break a tie with John Stallworth (64) for sole possession of the fourth-most total touchdowns by a Steeler in team history (rushing+receiving+returning).
  • Is four touchdown catches from tying John Stallworth (63) for the second-most in franchise history.

Cameron Heyward

  • Will extend his single-season career-high in sacks with his next quarterback takedown (10.0 in 2017).
  • Is two sacks from matching Keith Willis (1986: 12.0) for the second-most by a Steeler defensive lineman in a single-season since the statistic became official in 1982.

James Harrison

  • Is 2.5 sacks from 85.0 in his NFL career.

William Gay

  • Will break a tie with Rod Woodson to set the record for the most interceptions returned for touchdowns in team history with his next pick six of six.

Chris Boswell

  • Is two field goals shy of setting a new single-season team record (Norm Johnson, 1995, 34).


Statistics and game information courtesy of the Pittsburgh Steelers and/or National Football League.

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