Bell is Digest Player of the Week

Posted Dec 11, 2016

Le'Veon Bell was the best running back in a game that also featured LeSean McCoy.

Running back

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – On a day when the Pittsburgh Steelers would be tasked to deal with the most prolific running attack in the NFL this season, the spotlight was stolen by Le’Veon Bell. On a cold, snowy day in Western New York, Bell was the unquestioned star of the show, and the Steelers rushing attack was far better than Buffalo’s. Bell set a franchise single-game record with 236 yards on 38 carries (an amazing 6.2-yard average), and he scored all three touchdowns in what ended up being a 27-20 victory. Bell also caught four passes for 62 yards to finish with 298 yards from scrimmage, just short of Antonio Brown’s franchise record of 306. Bell also joined Willie Parker as the only backs in franchise history with two 200-yard rushing games.

Le’Veon Bell is the Steelers Digest Player of the Week.

Also considered were Ryan Shazier, who had eight tackles, including one for loss, plus a sack and a pass defensed; Bud Dupree, who had five tackles, including three for loss, and two sacks; Stephon Tuitt, who had two tackles, one-half sack, and a pass batted at the line of scrimmage; Sean Davis, who had seven tackles, including one for loss, plus 1.5 sacks; Rosie Nix, whose lead blocking as Bell’s fullback was integral to the yardage he gained; and Chris Boswell, who was 2-for-2 on field goals and 3-for-3 on extra points in adverse conditions after missing last week’s game with an abdominal injury.

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