Steelers Lose Star Ahead Of Ravens Game
The Steelers lost a star ahead of Sunday’s Ravens game.
Last year James Connor emerged as one of Pittsburgh’s brightest stars.
In his first season with the organization he recorded 1,470 yards from scrimmage and 13 touchdowns. Along the way, he firmly established himself as the team’s starter going forward.
Unfortunately, this year has not been as kind to Connor.
Plagued by injuries all season long, he has only played in 10 games up to this point. In those outings he has recorded 464 rushing yards and four scores on the ground, along with 251 receiving yards and three receiving touchdowns.
Last week in a loss to the New York Jets he only played in nine snaps.
According to the Steelers, Connor will not have the opportunity to redeem himself in Week 17.
Steelers ruled out RB James Conner and C Maurkice Pouncey for Sunday’s game vs. the Ravens.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 27, 2019
The team has officially listed him as out for the Baltimore game.
Fortunately for Pittsburgh, the Ravens will also be without some talent come Sunday.
The team announced that it would be resting MVP-frontrunner Lamar Jackson in anticipation of the playoffs.
If the Steelers win on Sunday and the Houston Texans beat the Tennessee Titans, they will earn the sixth and final playoff spot in the AFC.
Should Pittsburgh lose, the team can still get into the postseason if Houston wins, the Indianapolis Colts beat the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Denver Broncos beat the Oakland Raiders.