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It was a very eventful game on Monday night as the Pittsburgh Steelers came away with the 30-23 win over the Houston Texans.

Filled with a winning comeback, movie references, a self destructing Houston Texans team and arguably the most incredible two minutes of football ever, the Texans and Steelers gave a great Monday Night Football performance.

It was incredible as two field goals and a touchdown put the Texans up 13-0 with seven minutes left in the second quarter.

A phenomenal 2:05 before half-time however saw two touchdown passes thrown by Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and Wide Receiver Antonio Brown added to a 44 yard field goal, wiped out the Texans lead.

One final touchdown before half-time saw them extend their lead to 11 until the fourth quarter when the Texans hit back with a field goal.

Two Steelers field goals in the final quarter of play more than secured victory before Arian Foster received a one yard touchdown pass from Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to end the scoring and finalize a 30-23 win for Pittsburgh.

Movie references, trick plays and turnovers in Pittsburgh

It was almost like we were watching the 1999 classic Any Given Sunday at one point in the game as Steelers Linebacker Lawrence Timmons was leaving the field.

Timmons whilst jogging off the pitch, brought up something he probably didn't want to as he vomited without even breaking stride and gave everyone a view associated with the classic football film.

There were two big trick plays in the game as the Texans converted with a fake punt on fourth down, but the biggest certainly came from Pittsburgh.

Steelers Wide Receiver Antonio Brown took over the role of Quarterback in the second quarter as he threw a touchdown pass to fellow Receiver Lance Moore.

The Texans more than self destructed after that horrendous last 3:00 in the first half, but throughout the game they made three turnovers.

The only interception of the game came in the second quarter and it was very ricocheted turnover, while they fumbled the ball twice, one in the second and one in the fourth quarter.

Bigger challenges ahead

The Steelers came through with flying colours tonight against a poor Houston team but bigger challenges await them in week eight as they move to 4-3 on the season.

Next week Pittsburgh play host to the Indianapolis Colts who are coming off the back of a 27-0 win over the Cincinnati Bengals this weekend.

Meanwhile the struggling Texans face a trip to the 2-5 Tennessee Titans as they aim to snap a now three game losing streak.

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