McLendon is Digest Player of the Week

Nose 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.

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