Houston Texans vs Pittsburgh Steelers Football
Reliant Stadium, Houston, TX - October 2, 2011
Texans defeat Steelers 17-10
Photography by Cliff Kurtzman
The Houston Texans are a member of the Southern Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). They are based in Houston, Texas and their home field is Reliant Stadium. Houston's previous franchise, the Houston Oilers, moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where they are now the Tennessee Titans. The Texans joined the NFL in 2002 as an expansion team. The team's majority owner is Bob McNair (95%) and Harris County (5%) is a minority owner.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are members of the North Division of the American Football Conference (AFC) in the National Football League (NFL). With six Super Bowl titles, Pittsburgh has won more Super Bowls, more AFC Championship Games (eight) and played in (fifteen) and hosted more (eleven) conference championship games than any other AFC or NFC team. They also share the record for most Super Bowl appearances with the Dallas Cowboys (eight). The Steelers won Super Bowl XLIII, on February 1, 2009. The fifth-oldest franchise in the NFL (and the oldest in the AFC), the Steelers were founded as the Pittsburgh Pirates on July 8, 1933, by Art Rooney, taking its original name from the baseball team of the same name, as was often done by NFL teams at the time. The ownership of the Steelers has remained within the Rooney family since its founding, and the franchise is currently owned by Art's son, Dan Rooney, who has given much control of the franchise to his son Art Rooney II. Long one of the NFL's flagship teams, the Steelers enjoys a large, widespread fanbase nicknamed Steeler Nation. The Steelers currently play their home games at Heinz Field on Pittsburgh Pennsylvania's North Side, which also hosts the University of Pittsburgh Panthers. In 2001, the stadium replaced Three Rivers Stadium which had hosted the Steelers for 31 seasons. Prior to the Three Rivers Stadium, the Steelers had played their games in Pitt Stadium and Forbes Field.
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