Steelers run game off to slow start
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has spent the last six weeks talking about the weapons at his disposal.
Two weeks into the season, it appears the running backs were left out of the mix.
The Steelers (1-1) are a ho-hum 20th in the league in rushing yards heading into Sunday's game against winless Indianapolis, though the team stresses it's too early to say the running game is in trouble.
Falling behind quickly in the season opener against Baltimore forced them to resort to the pass early. The numbers were better in a 24-0 win over Seattle, but Pittsburgh had difficulty moving it on the ground in the second half while trying to protect a big lead.
Running back Isaac Reedman says he expects things to even out as the jumbled offensive line learns how to play together.