The Texans did something Monday night they hadn't done in awhile: score in the first quarter.
Running back Alfred Blue caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick with 6:01 left in the opening quarter. It capped a 10-play, 94-yard drive that chewed 5:29 off the clock. It was Blue's second career touchdown, as the rookie blocked and returned a punt for a score in Week 1 against Washington.
Texans fans showed up to support their team on Monday Night Football in Pittsburgh.
The Texans began the possession on their own 6-yard line, and Arian Foster carried five times for 59 yards. He had a three-yarder, a one-yarder, a pair of 11-yarders and a 33-yarder the play before the touchdown.
It was the longest drive, yardage-wise, of the season for Houston. It's also just the second time they scored in the first quarter to start a game. They found the end zone in Oakland in Week 2 on a Fitzpatrick to J.J. Watt touchdown.