Maybe Coach Mike Tomlin’s perspective really is the correct one, that since penalties were called on both returns what
Within the span of about five minutes of playing time in the first quarter, Rainey returned a punt 78 yards for a touchdown and then 90 yards for a touchdown. Both were nullified by holding penalties, but the dynamic nature of the two returns deserve some recognition.
And so it is that Rainey’s official statistics for the 17-16 win over the Carolina Panthers in the preseason finale show him gaining minus-1 yard on three rushes, minus-1-yard on two catches, 40 official yards on two punt returns, and 23 yards on his one kickoff return, Chris Rainey still is the Steelers Digest Player of the Week.
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