Making his return from an Achilles' injury, Rashard Mendenhall rushed 11 times for 33 yards in Pittsburgh's Week 11 loss to the Ravens, adding three catches for 17 yards.
Mendenhall "started" and got the Steelers' first carry, but rotated touches with Jonathan Dwyer, and failed to better Dwyer on either the field or stat-sheet. Active for the first time since Week 6, he did look healthy, however, at one point prompting NBC's Cris Collinsworth to compare him to a Daning With The Stars contestant. Dwyer was the Steelers' most effective back this evening, but didn't do enough to put an end to the Steelers' committee backfield. Look for a similar "hot-hand approach" in Week 12 against the Browns, with Dwyer being a slight favorite for touches.
Mendenhall or Mathews,,, also thinking on picking up B Wells just in case.
I expect Mendenhall to have a better game this weekend against Cleveland whether he shares carries with Dwyer or not. He's wearing off the rust just in time.