It's been an exhausting, emotional stretch for the Steelers. 5 night games in the past 7. Many of them last second wins. One of the them, a last second, gut wrenching loss. Now a Christmas Day game against a banged up, fading/folding Houston team. On the road. Isn't this the perfect storm for a letdown? A trap game?
It sure seems like it's more than a coincidence that the Steelers secondary has been much less effective without Joe Haden. The numbers tell us that. How much of a difference will his return make?
We'll get a scouting report on the Texans from their radio play by play man, Marc Vandermeer at 1:15.
The Penguins are barely a .500 hockey club, and under the break even mark in December. In your view, is this a matter of not having good enough personnel, or is it a matter of them not having enough motivation? We'll get Mark Madden's opinion at 12:30.