Originally written on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 10/24/12
By SBRForum.com The Pittsburgh Steelers might be a 3-3 team through six weeks, but they know that they are going to have to run the ball a whole heck of a lot better than they have been over the course of the first six games of the season if they have a chance to make it to the playoffs this year. This week’s foe is the Washington Redskins, who are 4 ½-point underdogs on the opening NFL odds in Week 8. Pittsburgh’s problems start with the health of so many crucial players in the run game. There actually have only been two running backs that have played in all six games this year, as RB Jonathan Dwyer was made inactive for two games, RB Isaac Redman missed last week, and RB Rashard Mendenhall is in his second injury stint this year and has only started twice. As a result, there isn’t a player on the team that has even 200 rushing yards. It definitely hasn’t been for a lack of trying for the Steelers. Their running backs have carried the ball 139 times this year, an average of 23.2 ti...
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