Do you remember the last time the Pittsburgh Steelers had a rushing touchdown? It was way back in Week 3 against Carolina Panthers and it was an eight-yard run by running back LeGarrette Blount with 5:38 left in the game. Blount surely remembers that touchdown as he was later fined for throwing the football into the stands after scoring.
Thanks to research done by our very own Alex Kozora, the Steelers now have gone seven games without a rushing touchdown and that’s the longest such drought in the history of the franchise.
The Pittsburgh Steelers haven't had a rushing touchdown in their last 186 attempts. This is the longest drought in team history. #Steelers
— Alex Kozora (@Alex_Kozora) November 13, 2014
Over that span of seven games, the Steelers have rushed 186 times and when you add in the final four rushes and two kneel-downs against the Panthers after Blount scored, the team now has a streak of 192 rushes without a touchdown. In case you’re curious, that’s the longest current streak in the NFL.
From the opponents’ 10-yard-line and in this season the Steelers have run 18 times for 25 yards and two touchdowns. Eight of those yards came on the aforementioned touchdown run by Blount, so the other 17 runs in that area of the field have netted 17 yards total. Yeah, that’s not good.
Monday night the Steelers will play the Tennessee Titans and they have already allowed eight rushing touchdowns on 19 attempts from 10-yards and in. That gives us some hope that the Steelers will snap their consecutive game streak this week.