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October 27, 2013

Raiders look for rare post-bye win vs. Steelers

Oakland 0-10 following a week off

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RUNNING GAME: The Steelers finally got their running game on track last week after averaging just 3.1 yards per carry the first five games. With rookie Le’Veon Bell gaining 93 yards on 19 carries, the Steelers gained 141 yards on the ground in last week’s win over the Ravens. That gives needed balance to the offense that had relied too heavily on Roethlisberger.
MARCEL MARCEAU: Raiders fullback Marcel Reece has been mostly silent this season, with just nine carries and 10 catches through six games. Those lack of touches come despite calls from general manager Reggie McKenzie, Allen, offensive coordinator Greg Olson and the quarterback to get the versatile Reece the ball more often.
“Every game or every week when we finish a game, we go back through a stat sheet and look at how many times the guys were targeted and how many times they actually touched the ball,” Olson said. “We’re aware of that with Marcel.”
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