GREEN BAY – There wasn’t a whole lot to like at Lambeau Field from the Steelers’ point of view in a game that ended in a 51-34 victory for the Packers. But there was one bright spot for the Steelers, particularly during the time when most of the front-line players were in the game.
That would be the running of James Conner.
On the Steelers’ third offensive possession of the game, Conner carried three times on a three-play, 73-yard touchdown drive that tied the game at the time, 7-7. On the first play of the drive, Conner gained 8 yards. On the second play, he burst through the middle for a 24-yard gain that became a 39-yard gain when defensive lineman Dean Lowry was flagged for grabbing Conner’s facemask. Then Conner carried for a third straight time and raced 26 yards over the left side of the line and got himself into the end zone for a touchdown. That was it for Conner on the night, and he finished with five carries for 57 yards and a touchdown.
Conner is the Steelers Digest Player of the Week.
Also considered were James Washington, who caught five passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns; Joshua Dobbs, who played the entire second half at quarterback and completed 12-of-18 for 192 yard, with two touchdowns, one interception, and a rating of 116, to go along with 27 yards rushing on five attempts; and L.J. Fort, who had five tackles and a sack.