Sunday’s Best: How the Steelers saved Christmas


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Steelers Grinch watches the game from Mount Crumpit (the stands). - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

HOUSTON — I know, I know. The Grinch — at least in the title — is about stealing Christmas, not saving it. In Houston, though, the Steelers saved Christmas for the thousands upon thousands of fans in black and gold who descended upon NRG Stadium for the Christmas matinee against the Texans.

The fans from Pittsburgh travel well, they always have. But, as the teams were announced, you'd assume the game was played in Pittsburgh or Cincinnati or even an ice rink in Raleigh, N.C. It wasn't. It was played 1,343 miles from Heinz Field and in a state not really synonymous with a stereotypical 'white Christmas.'

Needless to say, it would have been a tremendous disappointment for Mike Tomlin's Steelers to play down and lose this game to the injury-riddled Texans in front of the traveling faithful. They didn't. They didn't come close. The team gave up one touchdown and scored their own touchdowns at-will en route to the 34-6 rout in a not-so-hostile Texas.

Of course, up top is a Grinchy Steelers fan. I've got a few more festive looks at the game in here, and a good bit of action and holiday jubilation as well. Let's take a look:

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