Harrison is Digest Player of the Week

Posted Nov 6, 2016

James Harrison's two sacks moved him closer to the franchise's all-time lead in the category.

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BALTIMORE – James Harrison once was cut by the Baltimore Ravens, and he has made them pay for that mistake time and time again.

Coming off a couple of poor performances against the Miami Dolphins and the New England Patriots, the Steelers defense rose up and held the Baltimore Ravens to less than 300 yards of total offense and only one touchdown, but because that came on the same day the Steelers offense took too long to get untracked, the losing streak is now three games following a 21-14 loss at M&T Bank Stadium today.

Harrison came into this season needing 2.5 sacks to tie Jason Gildon for the all-time franchise lead, and he got two of those against the Ravens. Harrison finished with six tackles, two sacks, and a forced fumble on the afternoon, and he is the Steelers Digest Player of the Week.

Also considered were Ryan Shazier, who had nine tackles – including one for loss – one-half sack, and a forced fumble; Eli Rogers, who caught six passes for 103 yards; Antonio Brown, who caught seven passes for 85 yards including a 23-yard touchdown; and Artie Burns, who had four tackles, an interception that was the first for a Steelers cornerback so far this season.

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