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2005 Steelers 27 at Texans 7

An absolute annihilation. The Steelers defense abuses David Carr, sacking him 8 times, including 3 by safety Troy Polamalu who seems to be coming from everywhere. While Carr spends most of the afternoon looking out his ear hole and is clearly confused throughout the game (wasting 3 timeouts, getting called for intentional grounding and taking 2 delay-of-game penalties), Ben Roethlisberger has a near-perfect first half, completing 11 of 15 for 201 yds and 2 TDs to build a 20-0 lead. Clark Haggans makes a huge play early when he chases down David Carr and forces a fumble that Joey Porter recovers at the Texans’ 22, leading to Pittsburgh's first TD. Willie Parker carries 25 times for 111 yds and a TD and Hines Ward grabs 6 passes for 84 yds and 2 TDs as the Steelers score on each of their first 4 possessions. For the 2nd consecutive game, Pittsburgh has no use for punter Chris Gardocki until the 4th quarter. 
Boy the one thing that still sticks out for me in this game was the HUGE hit Ben took at the end of the 1st half.  

This was my second Texas road trip.  Just a fun trip for my crew, and we met some great Texas folks who a friend of mine knew because he lives in Houston.
Troy was a beast and Carr was beaten up. The Texans were terrible in protecting Carr.