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Old 10-07-2009, 08:48 PM   #1
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Default Steelers' Mendenhall named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Steelers' Mendenhall named AFC Offensive Player of the Week
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By Mark Kaboly
Daily News Sports Editor
Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall has been named the NFL's AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his career game against San Diego Sunday night.

Mendenhall, the Steelers top pick in the 2008 draft out of Illinois, rushed for a career high 165 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries in a 38-28 win over the Chargers. He also caught a pair of passes for 26 yards in his second career start.

Mendenhall came into the game with 45 yards rushing this season and only 103 for his career. His 29 carries was the most by any running back in a single game this season.

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Old 10-07-2009, 08:51 PM   #2
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Well deserved.
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:56 PM   #3
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Glad to see our #1 draft choice reach an acheiment like this... Parker might be getting a bit nevous now, but I hope that motivates him.
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wow...imagine if mendenhall had "glide" and "suddeness". like redman.... he woulda had 500 yds and won the season OPOY in week 4 ...
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May he have many, many more 165 yard games
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:27 PM   #6
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Lets hope it continues and FWP can get in on the running game
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he'll be a bum until he rushes for more than 300 yards in every game!
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Let's hope this is just a starting point for his career and he continues trying to improve himself.
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Old 10-08-2009, 02:14 AM   #9
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yes a starting point , but SD's D was horrible
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Congrats Mendy you earned it.
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