Blount received just three carries, gaining 8 yards. He wasn't much of a factor during the game, as the Steelers fell behind and had to rely on the passing game more than initially expected. Since Le'Veon Bell is regarded as the better pass catcher, he saw more time during the contest. Blount did have one target during the game, but couldn't come up with the ball.
He'll take on the Panthers Week 3.
Blount blasted through a hole to score from eight yards out late in the first quarter. He lost two yards on three carries the rest of the way and did not catch the only pass thrown in his direction.
He will try to be more of a consistent contributor when the Steelers play at Baltimore on Thursday night.
The Great Unknown of the
Le'Veon Bell is the featured back, but the Steelers did not bring Blount in to cool his heels on the bench. They prefer that he takes his momentum coming off an incredible explosion late last year and run with it. Blount rushed 431 yards and eight touchdowns on 64 carries during a three-game stretch in the regular season and playoffs.
The Browns boast potentially a strong run defense, but have yet to prove it on the field consistently. They were susceptible to long gains on the ground in the preseason, but Blount will probably not get enough carries as at-best a sidekick to Bell to make him a worthy Fantasy play. He managed just eight carries for 42 yards against Cleveland last year, though that was while wearing a New England uniform, so little insight can be gathered there.
|3||9/21/14||@ CAR||8:30 pm|
|5||10/5/14||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|6||10/12/14||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|10||11/9/14||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|11||11/17/14||@ TEN||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 12|
|14||12/7/14||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|15||12/14/14||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|2010||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||13||7||201||1007||5.0||53||6||10||38|
|2011||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||14||184||781||4.2||54||5||4||32|
|2012||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||13||0||41||151||3.7||35||2||1||7|
|2013||New England Patriots||16||7||153||772||5.0||47||7||5||35|
|2010||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||13||7||5||14||2.8||7||0||0||0||0|
|2011||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||14||15||148||9.9||35||0||2||0||6|
|2012||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||13||0||1||2||2.0||2||0||0||0||0|
|2013||New England Patriots||16||7||2||38||19.0||32||0||1||0||1|
|2010||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||13||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2011||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2012||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||13||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2013||New England Patriots||16||17||494||29.1||83||0||2|
|2010||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||13||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||13||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||New England Patriots||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2010||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||13||4||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2011||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||14||5||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||13||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||New England Patriots||16||3||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
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