Steelers use defense to clinch postseason bye

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The Pittsburgh Steelers didn't want to take any chances late against the Houston Texans. Standing in their way, though, will be the Houston Texans, who would love to wreak some havoc at home.

Pittsburgh clinched a bye in the postseason while extending its road winning streak to six.

It will be an interesting to see how the Steelers bounce back from giving up a fourth quarter lead to the New England Patriots a week ago.

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed 20 of 29 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns, including scoring strikes of five yards to Justin Hunter and 18 yards to JuJu Smith-Schuster.

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Former Clemson (and current Texans) WR DeAndre Hopkins may have just made the NFL's catch of the year, although it will unlikely affect the outcome of the game.

Hopkins did not have a reception until the final play of the third quarter and finished with four catches for 65 yards. Don't forget to check out Still Curtain all holiday season long for your top stories on your favorite National Football League team. He later passed the concussion protocol and came back into the game. Heinicke later suffered a concussion after being sacked on his second series.

WR Antonio Brown is not expected to be ready should the Pittsburgh Steelers play in the wild-card round of the playoffs, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Sunday.

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