Mike Tomlin Not Happy with Steelers Run Game and More AFC North News

Andrea HangstFeatured Columnist IVSeptember 19, 2012

According to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin is none too happy with how his team's running game is going thus far. 

Without naming names in his Tuesday press conference, Tomlin said the team hasn't run the ball "as well as [he's] liked." As of now, the Steelers are averaging just 2.6 yards per carry, good for 30th in the league.

A committee approach should help the team at the moment while it tries to sort out the best fixes for its problems.


Baltimore Ravens

Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun says that the Ravens absolutely need safety Bernard Pollard on the field this Sunday night against the New England Patriots. Pollard suffered bruised ribs in last week's game, and his status for Sunday is still up in the air.

James Reagan of Bleacher Report breaks down the biggest storylines for the Ravens in this early part of the season.


Cincinnati Bengals

Joe Reedy of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Bengals have placed defensive end Jamaal Anderson on injured reserve, ending his season, and signed defensive end Wallace Gilberry to take his spot. Anderson tore his quad in last week's contest against the Browns.

Bleacher Report's Ryan Nolan says that the Bengals' new-look offense helmed by A.J. Green and Andy Dalton is a major improvement over the offenses of previous years.


Cleveland Browns

The icy relations between the Browns and legendary running back Jim Brown appear to be thawing. Brown will taking part in alumni events this weekend at Cleveland Browns Stadium, a place he hasn't been in over two years, reports the Associated Press (h/t CBS News).

Jonathan Munshaw of Bleacher Report pleads for patience when it comes to judging Browns rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden.


Pittsburgh Steelers

Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Steelers safety Troy Polamalu and linebacker James Harrison are day-to-day at this point and will need to be closely evaluated before the team determines whether either man can play against the Oakland Raiders this Sunday.

Polamalu has a calf strain, while Harrison is still nursing an injured knee, which he had arthroscopic surgery on during training camp.

Chris G. of Bleacher Report says the Steelers offensive line is slowly showing improvement.