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12-25-2010, 04:14 PM

Steelers’ Mendenhall loses 100-yard game

PITTSBURGH (AP)—Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall(notes) has lost the extra yard he was incorrectly credited with Sunday against the Jets, costing him a 100-yard game.

The Elias Sports Bureau, the NFL’s statisticians, deducted the yard Mendenhall was given on a 9-yard run to the Jets 26 in the second quarter. There was confusion when the chain crew accidentally began moving the yard markers, so referee Peter Morelli’s crew placed the ball at the 25 and signaled a first down.

The Steelers’ statisticians then credited Mendenhall with a 10-yard run. Elias changed it to a 9-yard gain and tacked the phantom yard onto a sack of Ben Roethlisberger(notes) on the following play.

Mendenhall finished with 99 yards on 17 carries, his second 99-yard game this season.

12-25-2010, 06:47 PM
the NFL loves to screw us...


12-25-2010, 06:49 PM
I guess I don't see the problem. Didn't Coach T point out that it was a 9 yard run and not a 10?

12-25-2010, 06:53 PM
If they don't mind changing stats AFTER the game, maybe they can adjust the pastericks superbowl record.

12-26-2010, 10:57 AM
Saw this yesterday and I don't really have a problem with it. I knew some would take it as another sign of Steeler hate, but it is the correct thing to do. Why propagate a mistake into an official record? You know, two wrongs don't make a right....