Steelers activate James Conner

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The Steelers had nothing doing in the run game against the Washington Football Team on Monday night and they’ll have running back James Conner back in an attempt to change their fortunes against the Bills in Week 14.

Conner has been activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list. He missed the last two games after a positive test for the coronavirus. Center Maurkice Pouncey has also missed the last two games and remains on the list.

Anthony McFarland, Benny Snell, and Jaylen Samuels combined to run 13 times for 21 yards in the 23-17 loss to Washington. They managed 68 rushing yards in their Week 12 win over the Steelers.

Conner has 145 carries for 645 yards and five touchdowns this season. He’s also caught 25 passes for 145 yards.

6 responses to “Steelers activate James Conner

  1. It does not matter. The O-line seems to be blocking the defenders to the running back every week and the OC runs the same plays over and over.

  2. The RBs aren’t the problem. The running game has been in a steady decline since they let Munchak leave for Denver…

  3. Munchak made a big difference in that running game…hard to believe an o line can be above avg pass blocking even with Ben’s quick passing but absolutely beyond poor run blocking though

  4. It’s hard to establish a run game when you only have 14 rushing plays vs 53 pass plays. Just saying.

  5. Doesn’t matter if you had Barry Sanders in his prime, back there. Ben is so slow in giving the RB the ball that most of the time there is already a LB or D lineman there when the RB gets it. Zero creativeness by coordinator Fichtner doesn’t help, either.

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