CLEVELAND — Jaylen Warren has put the Steelers back in the game against the Cleveland Browns. On a toss play, Warren had blockers out in front, with Mason Cole reaching Sione Takitaki on the second level and Broderick Jones and Darnell Washington out in space. They ran counter toss to perfection, and Warren went 74 yards to the house for a 74-yard touchdown. Pat Freiermuth helped blocking on the edge to seal it, too. It was paired with Miles Boykin running with the defensive players trying to catch him, and it turned into a touchdown.
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That touchdown run is the longest run by the Steelers in over nine years. Le’Veon Bell scampered for 81 yards against the Carolina Panthers in 2014. However, what was the last touchdown to even be that long for the Steelers? You must return to Super Bowl XL when Willie Parker broke loose against the Seattle Seahawks. That famous run sprang the Steelers to a Super Bowl win, and now Parker’s cousin, Jaylen Warren (yes, they are really cousins) has the longest run since Parker.
Pittsburgh nearly doubled their yardage on that play alone. For the ground game, they have 123 rushing yards and are averaging over eight yards per carry against a stout Browns front. Credit to Pittsburgh for being able to run the ball well, and Warren continues to step up.