Houston 17, Pittsburgh 10

Date - 1:00 PM EST, Sunday, October 2, 2011
Location - NRG Stadium, Houston, Texas
Temperature - DOME
Head Official - Clete Blakeman
Attendance - 71585

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
Pittsburgh 0 0 7 3 10
Houston 7 3 0 7 17

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Pittsburgh 0-0 0-0 0-0 L1
Houston 0-0 0-0 0-0 W1


Arian Foster rushed for 155 yards and a touchdown in his return to the starting lineup as the Houston Texans posted a 17-10 victory over the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

Five-time Pro Bowler Andre Johnson suffered a right hamstring strain after reeling in a 13-yard reception in the second quarter. He quickly went to the field without being touched and did not return.

Matt Schaub finished with 138 yards and a touchdown pass for the Texans (3-1).

Foster, who sat out most of the first three games with a hamstring injury, got the start against Pittsburgh and rushed nine times on the opening drive. He finished with 30 carries.

The Houston offense set a franchise record by eating up 10 minutes, 55 seconds of game time on the 19-play drive, capped by a 1-yard touchdown pass to tight end Owen Daniels.

Ben Tate, who had taken the bulk of the carries in Foster’s absence, went down with a groin injury in the first quarter.

Houston could not find that same rhythm on offense from the opening drive and the Steelers (2-2) eventually knotted the contest at 10-10 early in the fourth quarter. But Foster broke free on the ensuing drive, running up the middle for a 42-yard score.

The Texans had some trouble getting out their own way. They committed a total of nine penalties for 64 yards, including a block in the back that negated a blocked field goal return for a touchdown and a roughing the passer penalty with less than a minute remaining that wiped away an interception return for a score.

Top Game Performances

Pittsburgh   Houston
Isaac Redman Player Arian Foster
6 Attempts 30
40 Yards 155
6.7 Avg Yards 5.2
0 Touchdowns 1
18 Long 42
Pittsburgh   Houston
Mike Wallace Player Owen Daniels
4 Receptions 5
77 Yards 69
19.2 Avg Yards 13.8
0 Touchdowns 1
40 Long 30

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
Pittsburgh 296 118 178 1 1 0 0.0 1
Houston 318 180 138 2 1 1 5.0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Oakland . The Texans have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Pittsburgh will play their next game at home against Tennessee. The Steelers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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