An inconsistent Steelers' offense has resulted in few points during the last few weeks, but gaining yards continues to be a point of strength. Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is second in the NFL with 793 yards from scrimmage, putting him on pace for 2,115 yards from scrimmage this season. That would break Barry Foster's single-season record of 2,034.
Bell's yards have slipped a bit from where he started this season, but he hasn't gone under 100 yards from scrimmage yet. The issue has been not getting into the end zone. The Steelers have one touchdown in their last eight trips to the red zone - a one-yard pass to third-string tight end Michael Palmer. Bell is a big part of getting the Steelers close to the end zone, but no one is hitting pay dirt after that.
Antonio Brown finds himself fifth in the league in yards from scrimmage, averaging 106 yards per game through the Steelers' first six games. Obviously, he won't threaten Foster's record, but he has a decent chance of breaking his own receiving yards record of 1,499, which he set last season. Brown continues to be the team's main target and he'll continue to serve in that capacity.
Unlike Bell, though, Brown is getting looks in the red zone. He's clearly a top priority and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has done everything in his power to get him the ball in the end zone. But much more-aggressive coverage on him in tight spaces has limited his production. He had back-to-back, two-touchdown games in Weeks 3 and 4 but hasn't seen the end zone since.
The Steelers take on the Houston Texans in Week 7 on Monday Night Football, facing off against yards-from-scrimmage machine Arian Foster (fourth, 128.8 yards per game). Considering the rushing yards Cleveland piled up, Foster appears primed for another big game.
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