Texans vs. Steelers: 3 Key players to watch in Week 3

Jordan Akins #88 of the Houston Texans (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Jordan Akins, Houston Texans
Jordan Akins #88 of the Houston Texans (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

There are more than the star players to watch between the Houston Texans and Pittsburgh Steelers.

Those who watch the Houston Texans and Pittsburgh Steelers all know the starpower this game brings in Week 3 with names such as Ben Roethlisberger, Deshaun Watson, T.J. Watt, J.J. Watt, JuJu Smith-Schuster and David Johnson, to name just a few in this game who are very recognizable, but there are others in this game who need to be watched at Heinz Field as well.

The secondary of the Houston Texans will be tested by a rookie wide receiver who is coming off a big game. There is also the play of the Texans’ offensive line, and their interior defensive line that needs a closer look too.

Both teams have players who will make a difference in this game that many don’t know a lot about unless they follow one of the two teams. But even more so, at least for the Houston Texans, it will be interesting to see if a certain linebacker finally can get his chance and play an extended amount of time on defense.

As for some of the star players who won’t be mentioned for their abilities after this final mention, the resurgence of Roethlisberger has been outstanding to watch, and the same can be said about fellow veteran player J.J Watt last Sunday as he had two sacks.

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It should be fun to watch to see if Watt finds “Big Ben” behind the line of scrimmage on Sunday and adds to his sack total for the season. Remember, Watt is just two sacks away from collecting 100 for his career.

As game day is just a few hours away, here are three key players to watch in Week 3 when the Houston Texans face the Steelers on the road, as the Steelers look to move to 3-0 overall, while the Texans are trying to avoid going 0-3 to start the season.