Willie Parker gets a little shine on the latest issue of ESPN The Magazine (which I'm pretty sure I've never read), much deserved as he regained the mantle of NFL's leading rusher following his fourth 100-yard game of the season against Seattle. The league's second leading rusher, Travis Henry, is battling for his season following a positive test for marijuana. Whether of not that suspension comes down before the Steelers game next Sunday night against the Broncos in Denver remains to be seen. Either way, the Broncos Running Back Industrial Complex should be fine with Selvin Young. Your fantasy team, however, is fucked.
Even with the impressive start, the Steelers have still managed to remain somewhat under the radar of top-tier contenders, which suits me just fine. The conversation seems to be between Indy and New England, with Dallas thrown in to give the NFC a bone. Depending on how the Cowboys fare next week with the Patriots, one of those teams could be ousted from that group.
UPDATE: Here's the link to the cover story.