After breaking down film of both teams, Scouts Inc. offers 10 things to watch in this week's Steelers-Texans matchup. 1. Pittsburgh needs more balance offensively: The Steelers have drifted away from a physical offensive approach featuring a power running game. The Texans are inconsistent defending the run (yielding 106 yards per game on 4.8 yards per attempt) and pounding the football should limit opportunities for an explosive Houston offense. Look for offensive coordinator Bruce Arians to design a game plan with a good dose of Rashard Mendenhall and Isaac Redman in mind. 2. Keep Ben Roethlisberger clean in the pocket: The Steelers offensive line is banged up and has been inconsistent keeping Roethlisberger upright. The Steelers signal caller has been taking too many hits and as a result has been nine sacks, four fumbles and four interceptions early in the season. Pittsburgh needs to utilize more maximum and slide protections to give Ben time in the pocket to scan the field. 3. Make the Texans one dimensional: Gary Kubiak does a great job with a balanced offensive game plan, which is tough to defend against. Pittsburgh defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau will need to be creative with his 3-4 scheme to stymie a formidable ground attack (averaging 138 yards per contest). The Steelers will likely use more interior stunts and twists to force a one-dimensional air attack. 4. Bring the heat in passing situations: The Texans have a dangerous passing game, but when in long-yardage conversions the Steelers can create havoc in Houston's backfield. LeBeau should dial up a variety of pressure packages involving Troy Polamalu and Pittsburgh's linebackers to force Matt Schaub out of his comfort zone. 5. Matchup to watch: Pittsburgh WR Mike Wallace vs. the Houston cornerbacks: Wallace is one of the most explosive wide receivers in the league (averageing 18 yard per reception). He is an excellent route runner with elite quickness. The Texans cornerbacks, Kareem Jackson and Johnathan Joseph, are excellent athletes in their own right but have been inconsistent defending the deep ball at times. Look for Wallace to try and stretch the field to pick up chunks of yards in this week's battle on the perimeter.