Oct 21, 2014 at 1.30am UK at ​Heinz Field
Houston Texans
23-30
Pittsburgh Steelers
FT
Blue (9:05)
7
Q1
0
6
Q2
24
Bryant (1:27), Moore (1:03), Bell (0:14)
0
Q3
0
Foster (1:31)
10
Q4
6

Result: Pittsburgh Steelers battle past Houston Texans to secure fourth win

Result: Steelers battle past Texans
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The Pittsburgh Steelers record their fourth win of the season as they defeat the Houston Texans 30-23 in their clash at Heinz Field.

Three touchdowns in the final two minutes of the first half guided the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 30-23 victory over the Houston Texans as they moved to 4-3 in their season.

The Texans started the game on the front foot as Ryan Fitzpatrick found rhythm in the first quarter, and he fired his side into the lead when he found running back Alfred Blue for an 11-yard touchdown.

The visitors then forced a turnover from Ben Roethlisberger as Whitney Mercilus sacked the quarterback and JJ Watt managed to fall on the loose ball. Bill O'Brien's side turned the fumble into three points from the boot of Randy Bullock.

Bullock and Shaun Suisham traded field goals at the start of the second quarter before Roethlisberger brought his side back into the match when he found Martavis Bryant in the endzone for the receiver's first NFL touchdown.

Just before break, Arian Foster fumbled the ball on his own three-yard line, and that allowed the Steelers to snatch the lead with a trick play. Roethlisberger handed the ball off to receiver Antonio Brown who fired into the endzone to Lance Moore, who made the grab for the score.

Matters got worse for the Texans in the final minute of the half when Fitzpatrick was intercepted by Brett Keisel. Roethlisberger punished the visitors with a touchdown strike to Le'Veon Bell.

In the second half, Houston managed to get back on the scoreboard to reduce the deficit when Bullock fired a 31-yard field goal through the posts, but Suisham restored his side's 11-point advantage in the fourth quarter.

The Steelers almost ended the game when Roethlisberger found Brown in the endzone, but the receiver just couldn't keep his toes inbounds as Suisham was forced into action again to give his side a 14-point lead with three minutes remaining.

Fitzpatrick managed to rally his side and they would ensure they made the final 90 seconds interesting when he fired a strike to Foster for a one-yard score.

Needing to win back possession Houston tried an onside kick that was dropped by Darius Heyward-Bey. Fortunately for the Steelers and the wideout, Michael Palmer recovered the ball, which allowed his side to kneel out for the victory.

Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers drops back to pass against the New York Giants during the game on August 10, 2013
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