Found October 02, 2012 on The Penalty Flag:

The Pittsburgh Steelers get back to action following the bye week at home against the 3-1 Philadelphia Eagles. Pittsburgh carries a 1-2 record with embarrassing loses to the Broncos and Raiders and the lone win coming at home over the Jets. Despite the losing record Ben Roethlisberger is having arguably his best start to a season to date. Ben has thrown for 904 yds 8 TD’s and only 1 INT along with a 68% completion percentage. The Steelers running game on the other hand has been dismal at best, Isaac Redman hasn’t rushed for more than 30 yds a game despite being the featured back. The defense is a whole different story as they are far from where they normally are atop the NFL.… Read more


Mendenhall to Start Sunday?

Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall has been sidelined since tearing his ACL in week 17 of the 2011 season against the Cleveland Browns. Although he has been back in practice he has yet to play in a game so far in 2012. NFL AM is reporting that Sunday may be his first shot at a live game in alm ContinueThe post Mendenhall to Start Sunday? appeared first on SteelBlitz.

Steelers RB Mendenhall expected back this week

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is expected to return from an ACL injury this Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, reported Monday. The Steelers could use a healthy Mendenhall as they come off a bye averaging just 65 rushing yards a game and 2.6 yards per carry, both rank 31st in the NFL. Mendenhall sustained the knee injury during the final regular...

Fantasy Football Injury News: Pittsburgh Steelers to start Rashard Mendenhall Week 5

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been waiting for RB Rashard Mendenhall to return to the lineup since the start of the season. They won’t have to wait much longer as the team expects to start Mendenhall in week five against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Steelers are hoping the infusion of Mendenhall back in the lineup will help to jump start a sagging rushing attack. Mendenhall will...

Rashard Mendenhall On Track For Week 5

Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is still on track to make his season debut Sunday versus the Eagles according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.Fantasy Spin:Mendenhall tore his ACL last season and has needed the first four weeks of this season to recover from it. His presence makes for a confusing situation in the Pittsburgh backfield with Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer expected...

Steelers’ Mendenhall Remains On Track To Return vs. Eagles…

Steelers’ Mendenhall Remains On Track To Return vs. Eagles - Rashard Mendenhall (knee) is still on track to make his 2012 debut against the Eagles in Week 5. Coach Mike Tomlin expects Mendenhall to practice in full this week and suit up Sunday. He didn’t discuss roles, but we’d expect Mendy to draw the start and work as the head of a committee with backup Isaac Redman. Jonathan...

Rashard Mendenhall ready to return

Rashard Mendenhall (knee) is expected to make his season debut this Sunday against the Eagles. His health is far from a guarantee, which is why I am benching him in all leagues this week. That being said, he should be watched carefully this weekend, as his Steelers have plenty of juicy matchups ahead. After they host the Eagles, they only have three good run defenses left on the...

Steelers looking for break out ground attack vs Eagles?

This Sunday at Heinz Field would be as good a time as any to have a breakout game in the rushing department if you’re the Pittsburgh Steelers. Heck, any week is a good time to have a good performance on the ground if you want to live by what the mantra of old in Pittsburgh; run the ball and play good defense. That hasn’t exactly been the weapon of choice in recent years for the...

Don't sweat Mendenhall's return... Eagles got this guy's number...

A lot of hype over Rashard Mendenhall's return to the Steelers against the Eagles this coming Sunday is just that---pure hype. Mendenhall is a recovering shadow of his former healthy self...and the Eagles will administer that judgement based on their overall game plan to generically contain Pittsburgh's running game.           The...

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

Despite their 1-2 start to the season, the Pittsburgh Steelers could receive a significant boost this weekend on both sides of the football. Running back Rashard Mendenhall and linebacker James Harrison could make their season debuts for Pittsburgh, while safety Troy Polamalu could return from an injury that’s kept him out the past two weeks. Harrison and Polamalu...

Patience will be key with injured Steelers returning to lineup

Mike Tomlin had his weekly press conference on Tuesday, and among the hot topics was the status of injured players James Harrison, Troy Polamalu, and Rashard Mendenhall. According to Tomlin each practiced on Monday and the team will see how the players do throughout the week before making a final decision on their playing status. He was optimistic though about the possibility of...

Packers Facing Another Interim HC

Bruce Arians replaces Chuck Pagano, who was diagnosed with leukemia and will be out indefinitely. Arians mentored Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger and, now, Andrew Luck.

Mendenhall, Harrison and Polamalu will likely play this week

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Tribune, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin believes both linebacker James Harrison and safety Troy Polamalu will play this week. Bouchette also tweeted that Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is ready to make his season debut this Sunday against the Eagles.

Eagles-Steelers Preview

As fortunate as they may have seemed at the time, it's hard to argue with the Philadelphia Eagles' results so far. The Pittsburgh Steelers would be happy to settle for winning ugly. The Steelers should get Troy Polamalu, James Harrison and Rashard Mendenhall back as they look to avoid falling in a 1-3 hole Sunday against the visiting Eagles. Philadelphia (3-1) has been...
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