The Pittsburgh Steelers wrapped up a huge win over the New England Patriots on Sunday night at Heinz Field. The team had to do so without top running back James Conner, who led the team in rushing coming into the game against the Pats.
Conner missed his second game in as many weeks after suffering a high ankle sprain in the final minutes of Pittsburgh's loss to the Los Angeles Chargers three weeks ago. Backup running back Jaylen Samuels stepped up with a huge performance this weekend as he racked up over 140 yards on the ground to go along with a few catches.
The Steelers travel to New Orleans to take on the Saints this weekend. It looks like the team might be without Conner once again.
According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, Conner "just slightly" practiced on Wednesday afternoon.
While it would be nice if the Steelers could afford to sit Conner again this weekend, the team needs to win to maintain its grip on the AFC North.
A huge game against the Saints, who are hoping to grab the No. 1 seed in the NFC, looms large. Both teams want a win, but the Steelers might have to run Samuels yet again.