A late first half surge keyed by turnovers led the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 30-23 win over the Houston Texans in Monday Night Football. Trailing 13-3 late in the first half, the Steelers scored three touchdowns in just over a minute to take a 24-13 lead into halftime. The Texans self-desturcted with turnovers during the decisive stretch. Ben Rothlisberger threw two touchdown passes and wide receiver Antonio Brown added another on a gadget play. Rothlisberger passed for 265 yards for the game, Le’Veon Bell had 145 yards of total offense, and rookie wide receiver Martavis Bryant caught a TD pass. The Steelers moved to 4-3 and snapped a two game losing streak. Houston had their losing streak extended to three and had their record drop to 3-4.
In other NFL news, Redskins Coach Jay Gruden said unless Robert Griffin III is 100 percent ready to return from injury, Colt McCoy will start at quarterback for the Skins against the Dallas Cowboys this coming Monday night. The game will be broadcast on Newsradio 1490 Monday starting at 6:30PM for pregame and Kickoff at 8:30PM. The Carolina Panthers host the Seattle Seahawks Sunday afternoon at 1:00PM.