The Pittsburgh Steelers perceive they’re up in opposition to it and massive underdogs heading into the upcoming “Sunday Night Football” wild-card playoff recreation on the Kansas City Chiefs coming off their Week 16 36-10 loss at Kansas City.
In truth, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger remarked earlier within the week he is encouraging teammates to “just go in and play and have fun” forward of what may very well be his last 4 quarters as an lively NFL participant.
Pittsburgh will want all palms on deck to notch an upset win, however rookie operating again Najee Harris missed two midweek practices with an elbow harm, per Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk. According to Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, nevertheless, Harris acquired a platelet-rich plasma shot for his proper elbow and was a full participant for Friday’s apply.
“The elbow’s doing good,” Harris defined forward of the weekend. “It’s feeling better.”
As famous by ESPN stats, Harris led the Steelers through the common season with 307 carries, 1,200 speeding yards, and 7 touchdowns on the bottom. The first-year professional additionally contributed 74 receptions for 467 yards and three further scores.
“In this sport and this game, with so much contact, you can’t really say that I am going to (play differently when injured),” Harris stated of his mindset. “Especially at the running back position, it’s already a physical position. So you have to have in your mind that obviously you are somewhat hurt (to) protect yourself — but still play the game how you play it.”
The Steelers will need to have Harris at his greatest and carrying the rock with none reservations at Arrowhead Stadium.