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PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers beleaguered running game is starting to find a little traction.

Pittsburgh ran for 136 yards in a 23-10 win over Buffalo last weekend, the team's second-highest total this season. Rookie Le'Veon Bell ran for 57 yards and a touchdown while adding 39 yards receiving.

Coach Mike Tomlin says he's seen some positive out of a battered offensive line that has played all year without star center Maurkice Pouncey, who went down in the opener with a knee injury.

Tomlin added the task may be more difficult this weekend when the Steelers (3-6) face NFC North leading Detroit (6-3). The Lions are eighth in the NFL against the run, allowing 100 yards per game.

 

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