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Steelers vs Chargers: Rashard Mendenhall Breaks Out | NFL Player Rankings

San Diego Chargers v Pittsburgh Steelers

This was the night fantasy football owners have been waiting to see from Rashard Mendenhall for awhile now. The Pittsburgh Steelers No.1 pick from as season ago had himself a gem of a game, as he was the feature runner tonight.

Steelers Win Big Game, Mendenhall Runs Hard

Tonight the Steelers’ were desperate for a victory as they would fall to 1-3 if they lost. In the end, the Chargers made the game close but for most of the night it was the Steelers that dominated.

San Diego Chargers v Pittsburgh Steelers

This performance was highlighted by second year runner Mendenhall as he stepped up big after being benched the week before.

Coming into the game Willie Parker was going to be out because of turf toe and Mendenhall got the call. Mendenhall answered as he had 29 rushes for 165 yards and two rushing touchdowns.

He even flashed some receiving skills with two receptions for 26 yards as well.

Next week the Steelers play the Lions and Mendenhall will probably get the bulk of work again with Parker on a bum toe. Pick him up and start him in your fantasy football league.

Chargers Fall Behind

If the Chargers have any hopes of reaching the Super Bowl this season, they will need to step up their run defense. Without Jamal Williams at nose tackle this team is highly unlikely to stop the run as they don’t have another true big man.

Look for the Chargers to duke it out with the Broncos for the division title and make an early exit if they reach the post season.

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