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Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall rushed for 81 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries in his return to the lineup Sunday against the Eagles.Fantasy Spin:Mendenhall is the latest running back to look spry in his return from an ACL tear, following Adrian Peterson and Jamaal Charles. Mendenhall should continue to be the team's lead back going forward since he's so much better than Pittsburgh's other RB options, as long as he doesn't experience swelling or soreness in his knee following his heaviest workload in almost 10 months.

Mendenhall’s Return Has a Potential Darkside

It was great to see the Pittsburgh Steelers pull out a last-second victory on Sunday over the Philadelphia Eagles. It was great to see the defense play with some new creativity and aggression. It was also great to see Rashard Mendenhall return from his ACL injury and rush for 81 yards and a touchdown. Here comes the ‘but’ and I’m guessing not all of you will agree with me.The...

Late Run By Rashard Mendenhall Keyed By Antonio Brown Block

I shared this Tuesday on the social network sites and had a request to post it here as well.The Pittsburgh Steelers ran for 136 yards Sunday in their win over the Philadelphia Eagles, but the biggest run of the game may very well have been the 8 yard scamper on first down around right end by running back Rashard Mendenhall with 1:53 left in the game.Those 8 yards put the ball at...

Will Roethlisberger End Up Being Credited For A Touchdown Pass To Mendenhall?

The 13 yard touchdown that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall scored in the win over the Philadelphia Eagles was officially scored as a run and not a pass from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.The official scorer viewed the pass from Roethlisberger as being a lateral and I have had a few request to take a closer look at the play. Obviously this play could make the...

Rashard Mendenhall didn’t suffer any setbacks

According to Mike Bires of the Beaver County Times, Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall came out of yesterday’s win over the Eagles with no setbacks. Mendenhall looked fabulous after coming back from rehabbing from a torn ACL.  It looks like the Steelers once again have a running game.

Steelers Winners And Losers – Week 5 – Eagles

The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Philadelphia Eagles 16-14 on Sunday and are now 2-2 on the season at the quarter pole mark. Below are 4 players that I thought had winning performances in the game and 3 more that had losing performances in the game. Winners: Rashard Mendenhall - It was his first game back from a torn ACL, but the Steelers former first round pick surely sparked...

Monday musings: Ryan Mathews makes a splash, Mendenhall on the move, Buffalo blowout and more

Trent Richardson’s 1st quarter touchdown was impressive, he again showed break tackle skill and elusiveness, turning what looked like a reasonably impressive 3 yard gain into a touchdown with just a shift of his hips. I was high on Josh Gordon coming into the season, and we’d seen nothing yet… it didn’t take long against … Continue reading »

Steelers Injury Report: Rashard Mendenhall, James Harrison, Troy Polamalu

The Pittsburgh Steelers will do something they haven’t done all season today; have no players miss their game due to injury. Pittsburgh welcomes back running back Rashard Mendenhall, safety Troy Polamalu and linebacker James Harrison, among others, for their pivotal Week 5 matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles. Harrison, Polamalu, linebacker Stevenson Sylvester...

NFL Rumors: Rashard Mendenhall, Troy Polamalu And James Harrison To Return For Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers may be just 1-2 and coming off of a much needed bye week, and it appears as if they are getting healthy at just the right time. When the Steelers play host to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, they will be at close to full strength for the first time in the 2012 NFL season with the returns of Rashard Mendenhall, Troy Polamalu and James Harrison. All three...

Steelers Offensive & Defensive Snap Counts: Week 5 Eagles

Below are the week 5 official gamebook snap counts from the Pittsburgh Steelers 16-14 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. Offensively, Rashard Mendenhall had 22 snaps in his first game back from a torn ACL and he touched the ball on 16 of those snaps. Tight end Leonard Pope did not see the field and rookie David Paulson played 19 snaps in total. It is not hard to guess who...

Steelers Versus Eagles Game Rewind – Second Half Notes

On Monday I posted my first half notes from the Pittsburgh Steelers 16-14 over the Philadelphia Eagles and now I have finally compiled the second half notes once again after I accidentally deleted them. I am glad that happened though as it brought a few more things to my attention when I went back through the tape again.Fullback Will Johnson opens up the second half by whiffing on...

Steelers Eagles Week 5 Offensive Participation Chart

Below are the offensive player play counts and participation chart for the Pittsburgh Steelers week 5 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.Player Notes:With Rashard Mendenhall back from injury, Jonathan Dwyer, as expected, was inactive. In addition, Baron Batch never saw the field on offense. Rookie tight end David Paulson saw extensive playing time at the expense of Leonard Pope...

Top 5 unexpected fantasy players from last weekend presented by The League

After another riveting week of football, we have a list of our top five unexpected  fantasy football players from week five of the NFL season.New York Giants wide receiver Rueben RandleRandle came out of nowhere this week and stepped up with Ramses Barden out with a concussion.  He hauled in six catches for 82 yards.  He could be a factor in deep fantasy leagues with Hakeem Nicks...
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