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Video: James Conner gives Steelers late lead vs Texans on 12-yard TD

Steelers, James Conner

The Pittsburgh Steelers and Houston Texans have managed to trade punches in their Week 3 showdown. Running back James Conner has now put the finishing touch on a stellar outing.

Conner was able to give the Steelers the go-ahead touchdown to secure a 28-21 lead, via NFL Twitter:

The 2020 NFL season got off to a slow start for Conner following an underwhelming outing in the opener. Fortunately, he has since managed to bounce back with his second consecutive 100-yard, one-touchdown performance.

It is safe to say that Conner has done a solid job of quelling any talk of Pittsburgh going with a backfield by committee since Benny Snell has been relegated back to his change-of-pace role. This has helped pay huge dividends for their balanced approach on offense and the passing game with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Conner also flashed his prowess as a receiver out of the backfield with four receptions for 40 yards.