Steelers vs. Texans: 4 bold predictions sure to go wrong

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Taylor Heinicke and Old Dominion football fans received an unexpected Christmas gift Monday as ODU's former record-setting quarterback was forced into duty vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers. He had a pair of turnovers in the loss.

OUR PREDICTION: The over is 4-1 in the STeelers' last five games overall, is 4-1 in their last five games played on Monday, and is 4-1 in their last five games after allowing more than 350 total yards in their previous game.

One player the Steelers may have left in the game too long, however, is rookie outside linebacker T.J. Watt. The drive ended with zero points, and Pittsburgh's less-depressing field position has helped spark a scoring drive Ben Roethlisberger has pushed deep into Houston territory.

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Texans owner Bob McNair needs to get Hopkins a nice Christmas present. Cornerback Mike Hilton had three of the sacks and Yates also turned the ball over twice.

Hopkins did not have a reception until the final play of the third quarter and finished with four catches for 65 yards.

It's Hopkins' 13th touchdown and he scored in all eight of the Texans' home games this season, which makes you wonder what kind of numbers he'd put up with a stable quarterback situation. If Pittsburgh can secure one of the top two seeds in the AFC, the team will lock up a bye during the wild-card round and get an extra week of rest before beginning its playoff run.

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