After winning four in a row, the Steelers are surprisingly firmly in the AFC playoff picture.
And now their optimistic outlook just got a little firmer,as the team is expected to have starting running back James Conner back on the field for Thursday night’s matchup against the division-rival Browns.
Conner has missed the past two games with a shoulder injury, and the Steelers’ rushing attack has suffered as a result averaging an anemic 1.6 yards per carry against the Rams on Sunday and just 3.6 yards per carry against the Colts the week before.
Thing is, the team still won both of those games thanks to a defense behind newly 2019 acquisition Minkah Fitzpatrick, who has the Steelers defense playing like it’s the 1979 “Steel Curtain.”
Now they get back a Conner who can help support young QB Mason Rudolph and keep the clock ticking and that defense rested.
And that makes the Steelers a legit threat in the AFC for a playoff spot.
Wow—what a difference a month makes.
Source:Pro Football Rumors