Steelers Week 9 Player of the Game: Running back Isaac Redman

Rich Schultz

Steelers Redman has a career day, which seems to be common for Steelers running backs recently.

And it wasn't even close.

Redman went off for a regular-season career high 158 yards, but more than anything, he had two carries in the fourth quarter that determined the game.

The first, a one-yard touchdown run that gave the Steelers a 24-20 lead - one they wouldn't relinquish.

The second, a 28-yard game-sealing scamper that closed the doors on the defending champions in their own house. The Steelers destroyed a third consecutive run defense, putting to question the notion dominant NFL teams only throw the ball.

Pittsburgh was once the league's 31st-ranked rushing team, but after this game, they'll likely be somewhere around the top 15. It's also the third straight week the Steelers had a 100-yard rusher. In Weeks 7-8, Jonathan Dwyer was the hero, but Redman, starting in place of Dwyer (who was starting in place of Rashard Mendenhall who was starting in place of Redman), was the front man of yet another dominant Steelers rushing performance.

At 5-3, a three-game winning streak and a boatload of momentum, the team once thought to be outstanding through the air may just be becoming the most balanced offensive team in the NFL.


X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Behind the Steel Curtain

You must be a member of Behind the Steel Curtain to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Behind the Steel Curtain. You should read them.

Join Behind the Steel Curtain

You must be a member of Behind the Steel Curtain to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Behind the Steel Curtain. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker