PITTSBURGH — With yet another show of his freakish athleticism, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris hurdled Las Vegas Raiders cornerback Nate Hobbs in the fourth quarter of Saturday night’s matchup between the two teams. Harris pulled in a swing pass from rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett and got some air, a move that he’s become accustomed to making.
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While a risky play that can result in awkward landings, Harris completes more hurdles than he fails on. It’s another move in the physical tailback’s repertoire, which was needed considering the sting of the cold the game was played in. Harris’ frame, which is larger than most others at his position, makes the feat all the more impressive.
The incredible play came as the Steelers attempted to drive down the field and knot the contest up. Instead, head coach Mike Tomlin opted to trot kicker Chris Boswell out for a field goal on fourth-and-seven from the visitors’ 22-yard line. Boswell had pushed a pair of tries to the left earlier in the matchup but hit his fourth attempt to cut the Raiders’ lead to four points.
As for Najee Harris, he’d compiled 44 yards on 13 totes and three grabs for 12 yards after that scoring drive was through. The Steelers’ run game as a whole has mustered 75 yards over three quarters and some change, a bit of a surprise considering the elements the team has been dealing with throughout the night. On the other side, the Raiders’ Josh Jacobs started off strong, but Las Vegas has also been held under 100 yards rushing on the night.