STEVE McLENDONNose Tackle
His night didn’t last very long, but when he was on the field, Steve McLendon
was productive. Starting at nose tackle, McLendon played barely a half, but he made it count, with three tackles, including one for loss, plus a sack of Michael Vick on a third down to force a punt during a first half in which the defense allowed only 49 yards of offense and a single third-down conversion.
McLendon is the Steelers Digest
Player of the Week.
Also considered were Chris Rainey
, who had a 14-yard run and scored a touchdown by taking a screen pass 57 yards into the end zone; Emmanuel Sanders
, who caught two passes including a 2-yard touchdown from Byron Leftwich
; Al Woods
, who intercepted an attempted screen pass and returned it 53 yards to set up a field goal; and Baron Batch
, who carried the ball 19 times for 41 yards.