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The Steelers announced this afternoon that running back James Conner has been downgraded from questionable to out for tonight's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Conner suffered a quad injury against the Buffalo Bills last week and did not practice on Thursday and was limited on Friday and Saturday.
With Conner out, it's expected that Benny Snell Jr. will start at running back with Jaylen Samuels and Anthony McFarland getting touches as well.
The Steelers rushed for 47 yards on 17 attempts (2.8 average) in their 26-15 loss to the Bills last week. The Steelers have rushed for 48 yards or fewer in five of their last seven games and are currently ranked 31st in the league in rushing yards per game (89.1) and are tied for second to last in yards per attempt (3.7). The Bengals allow 131.9 yards rushing per game and 4.6 yards per attempt, which both rank 27th in the league.