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Bell is Digest Player of the Week

Posted Dec 4, 2017

This time, Le'Veon Bell's major contributions came in the passing game.

LE’VEON BELL
Running Back

CINCINNATI – In the first meeting between these teams this season, Le’Veon Bell had 35 carries for 134 yards and an additional 58 yards receiving. In the rematch, Bell reversed things, but his contributions were no less significant.

In a come-from-behind victory over the Bengals tonight at Paul Brown Stadium, a victory in which the Steelers didn’t lead until time expired, Bell had 182 yards from scrimmage, but this time the bulk of that total came as a receiver. Bell rushed 18 times for 76 yards (4.2 average), and he caught five passes for 106 more, including a 35-yard touchdown in the Steelers’ 23-20 victory.

Bell is the Steelers Digest Player of the Week.

Also considered were Ben Roethlisberger, who shook off a lackluster first half by completing 16-of-24 (67 percent) for 181 yards and two touchdowns in the second half to finish 24-of-40 for 290 yards, with two touchdowns, and one interception; Vince Williams, who had nine tackles and a sack; Chris Boswell, who was 3-for-3 on field goal attempts, including the game-winner from 38 yards as time expired; Antonio Brown, who caught eight passes for 101 yards and a touchdown; and Bud Dupree, who had two tackles and a key sack late in the fourth quarter to force a Bengals punt.

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