The Houston Texans have lost two straight games after starting the season 3-1, and tonight they visit the 3-3 Pittsburgh Steelers, who lost to Cleveland last week and have alternated wins and losses through six games. Here's what you need to know for "Monday Night Football" (8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN).
Longest Home MNF Win Streaks
Steelers strong on Monday night
Since 1992, Pittsburgh has won a record 15 consecutive Monday night home games, last losing to the Giants in 1991.
Coach Mike Tomlin is in his eighth season with the Steelers, and he is 7-2 on Monday night. Only Jim Harbaugh (6-0) has a higher win percentage on Monday night among active coaches.
The Texans are 3-4 on "Monday Night Football," winning their most recent appearance in Week 1 last season at San Diego.
Watt is the problem
To borrow a baseball phrase, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is filling up the box score this season with eight tackles for loss, a league-high five batted passes, four sacks, two fumbles recovered, an interception and even a blocked extra point.
Most Batted Passes Since 2011
Watt had three batted passes last week, tying a single-game career high. His 31 batted passes since he entered the NFL in 2011 are seven more than any other player.
And oh yeah, Watt has three touchdowns this season, tied for second on the team behind Arian Foster with five. Watt is the only player in the past 50 years to score a touchdown via a fumble return (45 yards), an interception return (80 yards) and a reception (one yard) in a single season.
Rampant running backs
Both lead running backs are having strong seasons, as Pittsburgh's Le'Veon Bell ranks second in the league with 542 rushing yards, just ahead of third-place Foster (513 yards).
FosterBellBell trails only DeMarco Murray in rushing yards and is behind only Murray and Matt Forte in yards from scrimmage. Bell has recorded at least 100 scrimmage yards in his first six games this season, joining Murray as the only players to accomplish that.
For Houston, Foster has rebounded from an injury-plagued 2013 season to rush for 100 yards in four of his five games this season, scoring a pair of touchdowns in each of his last two games.
Through six weeks, Foster has carried the ball more than 21 times per game, ranking second in the league behind Murray (26.7).
Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown has at least five catches and 50 receiving yards in an NFL-record 22 straight games. The previous best streak was 19, held by Laveranues Coles, and the second-longest current streak is T.Y. Hilton at five.
JohnsonBrownHouston's Andre Johnson is coming off season highs in receptions (seven) and yards (99) last week against Indianapolis.
That game made Johnson the 15th NFL player with over 13,000 career receiving yards. With 13,080 yards, he is nine behind Steve Largent for 14th on the NFL's career list. Johnson is 118 yards behind Andre Reed for 13th place (and most among players named Andre).