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Run game doesn't miss beat

Run game doesn't miss beat

<b>LATROBE --</b> The Steelers aren't exactly running amok, but they're far from being stuck in the muck these days.<br><br> In the first halves of their two preseason games, and minus the 65-yard fake punt by Troy Polamalu, the Steelers have grinded out 158 yards on 41 carries, an average of 3.9 yards per rush.

They gained 98 yards in the first half Saturday night without right guard Kendall Simmons, a blossoming star who tore an ACL in practice and is out for the season. The results Saturday night were measured with Simmons' loss in mind. "When you lose a guy like Kendall, it's tough because you have a plan going into the season and you lose an important piece," said Jerome Bettis. "The question is: How...

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