Steelers were 8-8 last season, and finished second in the AFC North. They were without QB Ben Roethlisberger for the final 14 games.
Head coach Mike Tomlin enters his 14th season as Pittsburgh's head coach, and his career record is 133-74-1. His team has never finished below .500, has posted double-digit wins in eight of his 13 years, and won the Super Bowl in 200.
The two squads have met six times in the regular season, with the Steelers winning four of those games. Pittsburgh beat Houston at NRG Stadium in 2017, and at Heinz Field in 2014.
Notable Steelers: QB Ben Roethlisberger, WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, OLB T.J. Watt, OLB Bud Dupree, DE Cameron Heyward, S Minkah Fitzpatrick, LB Devin Bush, CB Joe Haden, FB T.J. Watt.
T.J. and Derek Watt will face their brother J.J.. It will mark the first time T.J.'s squared off against J.J., and the second time for Derek.
Pro Bowl K Chris Boswell played his college ball at Rice University, and was in Texans training camp prior to the 2014 season.