Watch: Harris dives, stretches to earn first career rushing touchdown with Steelers
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The Week 4 game in Green Bay against the Packers was one that was going to test the already struggling Pittsburgh Steelers. Early, however, the Steelers were able to get on the scoreboard; their first opening offensive drive going for a touchdown so far this season. Rookie running back Najee Harris has been utilized in both the running and passing game and earned his first career rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter to give the Steelers an opportunity to make a late-game run at the Packers.
With just over four minutes left in the final quarter of the game, Ben Roethlisberger ran an eight-play, 65-yard drive to bring the Steelers within 10 points (27-17) of the Packers. The longest play during the possession went for 30 yards on a pass to James Washington that put Roethlisberger’s all-time passing yardage ahead of Dan Marino.
On first-and-goal, Harris took a quick handoff from Roethlisberger, dove with full extension over the pile in the middle, and put the football over the goal line to earn his first career rushing touchdown with the Steelers.
Harris continues to prove his worth in a Steelers offense that has had some abysmal moments to this point in the 2021 NFL regular season.