Najee Harris did not even know if he was going to play prior to him logging a limited practice on Friday. But if he is injured, he is doing a fantastic job of hiding any injury or pain. Thus far, Harris is taking it to the Falcons’ front, putting up 35 yards on 7 carries thus far.
But his most impressive rush may have been a stiff arm that no one even saw coming.
Nasty stiff arm by Najee Harris 😳
— NFL (@NFL) December 4, 2022
Harris eluded one tackle and then ran through another player. It is the time of angry runner that the Steelers knew they could get with Harris, but he was never healthy during the offseason process after suffering a lisfranc injury during training camp. Thus far against Atlanta, he may look the best he has looked all season.
It has not been the primary outcome that the Steelers or Najee Harris were looking for, but there is no doubt that Harris continues to get better each week after the bye week. If Pittsburgh is to finish drives, Harris has to be the catalyst that can put them over the top.
The Steelers currently lead the Falcons 6-0 in the second quarter of the game. Pittsburgh is averaging 4.6 yards per carry on the day.