Let's hope it's not the heart of darkness instead of the heart of Texas. This is going to be a tough game for the Steelers.
The offensive line, which was shaky anyway, looks even more so today with the announcement that starting right guard Doug Legursky and starting left tackle Jonathan Scott have been ruled out of the game in Houston, as has defensive end Brett Keisel. Yikes.
That means three-fifths of the offensive line that started the season will miss Sunday's game in Houston. Ramon Foster will replace Legursky, and Trai Essex will step in at left tackle for Scott. Rookie Marcus Gilbert will start once again at right tackle in place of Willie Colon, who started the first game but was placed on injured reserve following the opener at Baltimore. Ziggy Hood will play instead of Keisel.
Worrisome, too, will be the status of star receiver Mike Wallace, who is nursing sore ribs sustained in the Colts game Sunday night. Maybe the sore ribs are why, after having a huge first quarter, Wallace seemed to disappear from the game plan. Let's hope he's okay. If not, Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown will have to step up.
If the Texans make this game a shootout, look out.