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Locked On Steelers: What Changed in Running Game; Levi Wallace, Problem or Solution?



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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris breaks a tackle against the Green Bay Packers on Nov. 12, 2023. -- Ed Thompson / Steelers Now

It looks like the Pittsburgh Steelers have found their running game. The Steelers rushed for 205 yards against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, with both Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren setting season highs in rushing and Warren going off for his first career 100-yard game.

The Packers are not an elite run defense, but this is back-to-back weeks that the Steelers have shown promise in the ground game, and it seems that the team has unlocked some things in terms of play-calling, blocking schemes and personnel usage that might make a difference the rest of the year. So what has changed, and are those changes sustainable going forward? Do the Steelers finally have a part of their offense that they feel like they can lean on as a strength?

Alan Saunders joined Chris Carter on the Locked On Steelers Podcast to discuss that, as well as the stars and skulls grades from the team’s Week 10 win over the Packers. Plus, they discussed whether cornerback Levi Wallace is a problem or a potential solution for the secondary, and how the Pittsburgh defense will recover from the loss of Cole Holcomb and Kwon Alexander to injuries in consecutive weeks.

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