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Bell is Digest Player of the Week

Posted Jan 15, 2017

Le'Veon Bell broke the franchise single-game postseason rushing record with 170 yards.

LE’VEON BELL
Running Back

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Last week, he set a franchise record for rushing yards in a playoff game with 167. Today, he broke his own record with 170 rushing yards against the Kansas City Chiefs, and so next Sunday Le’Veon Bell will get a chance to make more Steelers history.

In an 18-16 win here over the Chiefs in the AFC Divisional Round, the Steelers will advance to the AFC Championship Game next Sunday in New England, and Bell’s rushing was a big part of the reason why their season will continue. In addition to breaking his own single-game postseason rushing record, Bell also set a Steelers postseason record by rushing for over 100 yards in the first half.

Bell finished with 30 carries for 170 yards, and for that he is the Steelers Digest Player of the Week.

Also considered were Chris Boswell, whose six field goals accounted for all of the Steelers’ scoring, and six field goals set an NFL record for the most in a postseason game; Antonio Brown, who caught six passes for 108 yards, including a 7-yarder that converted a third-and-3 from the Pittsburgh 12-yard line and allowed Ben Roethlisberger to go into victory formation and end the game; Roethlisberger, who completed that clutch pass and finished 20-of-31 for 224 yards, with one interception; Jesse James, who caught five passes for 83 yards; James Harrison, who had six tackles, including three for loss, plus one sack, and he also drew a holding penalty on the Chiefs’ attempt at a two-point conversion to tie the game at 18-18; Ryan Shazier, who had five tackles and an interception; and Vince Williams, who had two tackles on special teams to help the Steelers contain Tyreek Hill.

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