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Bell honored for being a road warrior

Posted Feb 4, 2017

Le'Veon Bell was honored for his performance against the Buffalo Bills.



Le’Veon Bell was selected as the winner of Courtyard’s Greatness on the Road Award, presented at the NFL Honors Award show.

Bell was honored for his record-setting performance against the Buffalo Bills in Week 14. The award is presented to a player who demonstrates the best performance in a road game during the regular season.

On a cold, snowy day in Buffalo the Steelers needed their ground game to come through, and Bell did just that. His performance also earned him AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors for his record-setting day.

“Awesome, awesome, awesome,” said Ben Roethlisberger of Bell’s performance that day.

Bell rushed for a Steelers’ single-game record 236 yards on a career-high 38 carries in the 27-20 win over the Bills. Bell also had the hat trick, scoring three touchdowns for the first time in his career. Bell added four receptions for 62 yards, for a total of 298 yards from scrimmage.

“The offensive line did a great job opening up the holes,” said Bell. “It was a total team effort”

Bell, who rushed for more yards than any back ever did against the Bills, went over 1,000 yards (1,053) for the season for the second time in his career. He also tied Willie Parker for the record for most 200-yard rushing games in a career with two.

“Heaven,” said Stephon Tuitt. “I love food, so (watching him run) was like having a buffet of food.”

Bell single-handedly outgained the Bills, with 298 yards from scrimmage compared to the Bills 275 yards of total offense.