Najee’s Big Game Not Enough for Pittsburgh
Najee Harris, in the midst of a bit of a sophomore slump, had arguably his best game of the season so far in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 37-30 loss against the Cincinnati Bengals.
The former Alabama running back carried the ball 20 times for 90 yards and two touchdowns, one being this crazy hurdle over Bengals’ safety Jesse Bates III in the second quarter.
Harris had yet to score two touchdowns in a single game this season, and Sunday marked the second-straight game he’s eclipsed the 90+ rushing yards mark. He’s yet to rush for over 100 yards this season after doing so three times in 2021.
The Steelers have struggled offensively for most of the 2022 season, but scored a season-high 30 points in the losing effort. After the game, Harris spoke about the changes that need to be made to turn things around.
“There’s good, but obviously it’s not good enough,” Harris told reporters. “In the NFL, you need to be good enough to win these games… To succeed, it all comes down to the big plays. We didn’t really execute on that.”
Harris will have the opportunity to keep this streak of play going next week, where the Steelers take on the Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night Football.