New-look Steelers line coming together
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers' jumbled offensive line is finally starting to gel.
The Steelers (2-4) have reeled off two straight wins thanks in part to better play up front. Pittsburgh ran for a season-high 141 yards in a 19-16 victory over Baltimore last weekend, the team's highest rushing total in nearly a year.
The Steelers did it despite having three new faces on the line that weren't there at the beginning of the season. Kelvin Beachum is at left tackle. Fernando Velasco is at center and Guy Whimper played at right tackle after Marcus Gilbert left with an injury.
Velasco was signed last month after Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey injured his right knee. Velasco credited his new teammates for helping him fit in and get comfortable.
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