James Conner makes Steelers history with Week 9 touchdown

Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner continues to fill in quite well for holdout Le’Veon Bell. On Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens, he made franchise history.

In the first quarter of Sunday’s game, he caught a touchdown pass.

That was not only Conner’s first touchdown reception of the season, but his 10th overall touchdown. No Steeler has ever reached 10 touchdowns this quickly.

Forget about the comparisons to Bell. Think about all of the great players that have come through Pittsburgh over the years. Players like Franco Harris, Jerome Bettis, Antonio Brown, and many others.

None of them have ever started a season scoring quite as proficiently as Conner has done in 2018.