Najee Harris breaks Steelers record versus the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 3
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- September 27, 2021
The Steelers offense battled powerfully in their misfortune to the Cincinnati Bengals. One of a handful of the bright spots was the play of Najee Harris, who contributed 142 yards, leading the team in both hurrying and getting yards one week after he recorded the only Steelers touchdown.
Najee Harris got 14 passes for 102 yards for the Steelers in Week 3, and those 14 receptions are a new rookie record for a single game. The Steelers rookie record was 8 receptions in a single game for a long time, Henry Minarik set the record subsequent to being drafted in the eighth round of the 1951 draft. He set it in the last game of the Steelers’ 1951 season, a game that was likewise the last game of his NFL career, as he experienced an eye injury in training camp in 1952.
While other Steeler rookies would tie the record throughout the long term, it would stay unbeaten until Minarik was 90 years of age, when JuJu Smith-Schuster broke the record in the last game of the 2017 Steelers season.
JuJu Smith-Schuster would just need to delay until he was 24 to see his record fall. Najee Harris, in his third NFL game, became a major focus of a Steelers offense that only set up two scoring drives in 11 chances.
While it’s anything but a record Najee Harris is probably going to celebrate after such a collapsing misfortune, it is an imperative accomplishment and may assist with putting the couple of passes he ought to have gotten and didn’t into viewpoint.
Looking forward, Najee Harris presently has 20 receptions for 149 yards and a score. That puts him 42 receptions behind the Steelers tenderfoot season record of 62 set last year by Chase Claypool, Harris needs to average 3 receptions a game the remainder of the period to tie the record, in case he is solid for the majority of the period he is probably going to claim the season record too.
What does this all mean? On one hand it implies the Steelers have a decent collector in their freshman running back, then again it implies they need to track down another approaches to move the ball. Regardless of whether your running back is Marshall Faulk you should have the option to run the ball or get a few beneficiaries creating in the passing game. Be that as it may, until further notice, how about we all make an honest effort to enjoy some time off from the hopelessness of this misfortune to the Cincinnati Bengals to recognize the Steelers new youngster single-game getting record holder, Najee Jerome Harris. Possibly he can get 15 receptions later this season in a game the Steelers really win.