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Texans lead Steelers 10-0 in 2nd quarter

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PITTSBURGH (AP) Ryan Fitzpatrick hit rookie running back Alfred Blue for an 11-yard touchdown pass, and the Houston Texans had a 10-0 lead against the Pittsburgh Steelers early in the second quarter on Monday night.

Blue's second career TD capped a 10-play, 94-yard drive that included an important escape on a third down inside the Houston 10. Facing a third-and-7, Fitzpatrick was surrounded by Steelers near the goal line only to escape to his right and hit Damaris Johnson for a 15-yard gain.

It was a needed confidence boost as Houston tries to end a two-game slide. Arian Foster bounced off a missed tackle by Pittsburgh linebacker Sean Spence on his way to a 33-yard sprint that set up Fitzpatrick's short toss to Blue. Foster ran for 59 yards on the drive and finished the first quarter with 73 yards rushing.


Receiving Yards
Rank Name Receiving Yards
1 J. Nelson712
2 T. Hilton711
3 J. Jones676
4 D. Thomas662
5 G. Tate649
6 S. Smith Sr.640
7 A. Brown629
8 D. Bryant590
9 D. Jackson528
10 E. Sanders514
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