Pittsburgh Need More From Roethlisberger

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Ben Roethlisberger needs to find some consistency this season. Image courtesy of Jeff Cross/Getty Images

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Steelers v Texans


Heinz Field, Pittsburgh

Tuesday October 21 – 10:30 AM (AEST)

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It will be a game about building consistency when Houston travels to Pennsylvania to face Pittsburgh on Tuesday (AEST).

It was such a promising start to the season for quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Texans, winning three of their first four games. At one point they were $34 in the Super Bowl betting market, but after falling off badly against the Cowboys and Colts in consecutive weeks, they've lost the faith of TattsBet punters, drifting to . The inclusion of rookie linebacker Jadeveon Clowney in Tuesday’s match is a promising sign for the visitors, who need to strengthen their passing defence.

Roethlisberger has failed to build any consistency this season. Pittsburgh is yet to win back-to-back games and it all falls on the 11-year veteran. The Steelers quarter-back was at his very best against the Browns, the Panthers and the Jaguars, but staying in form is proving to be a tough task. Between those three games, he averaged 278 yards off 24 passes for 2 touchdowns. His combination with running back Le'Veon Bell, who has 542 yards for 105 carries this season, has onlookers seeing the potential in Steelman. That has transpired into the Super Bowl betting market, with almost three times the amount of bets coming in for Pittsburgh than Houston with TattsBet.

This will be the first time Fitzpatrick has faced the Steelers in a Texans jersey, and he has only beaten Pittsburgh on one occasion. Coming into this game, the home side is fifth in the League for rushing yards and tenth for passing yards allowed. On those statistics alone, it seems taking Pittsburgh at the line -3 will be a favourite among punters.

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