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Chase Claypool scores four TDs with Diontae Johnson sidelined

The Steelers are without one of their top receivers, but rookie Chase Claypool is stepping up.

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool (11) runs after a catch as Houston Texans free safety Eric Murray (23) defends during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Final stats: Claypool finish the game with seven receptions for 110 yards and three touchdowns, and three rushes for six yards and a touchdown.

UPDATE: It’s a four spot! Claypool caught a 35-yard touchdown to give him three receiving scores and one rushing score. He has seven receptions for 110 yards.

UPDATE: Claypool finds the end zone yet again, grabbing his second receiving touchdown and third overall touchdown for the day:

The Steelers rookie receiver from Notre Dame has gotten off to a hot start with a rushing and receiving touchdown. Claypool has seen his snaps get a boost with Diontae Johnson on the sideline with a back injury. That helped him to a two-yard rushing touchdown and then a nice catch and run for a 32 yard touchdown.

Midway through the second quarter, Claypool has three receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown, plus two rushing attempts for five yards and another touchdown. Johnson hasn’t been ruled out, but Claypool should still get work even if Johnson returns.