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Bell is Digest Player of the Week

Posted Oct 15, 2017

Last year in the playoffs here, Le'Veon Bell was very good. Sunday, he was better.

LE’VEON BELL
Running Back

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – He had a good game against this same opponent in this same venue during the 2016 AFC Playoffs. He was better today.

Le’Veon Bell’s running of the football has been the difference in each of the Steelers’ last two visits to Arrowhead Stadium, and if it didn’t seem possible that he would be able to better the 170 yards rushing on 30 carries he posted in January, well, he did. Bell carried 32 times for 179 yards (5.6 average) and the Steelers’ first touchdown, in addition to three catches for 12 yards to finish with 191 yards from scrimmage in the Steelers’ 19-13 victory.

Bell is the Steelers Digest Player of the Week.

Also considered were Antonio Brown, who caught eight passes for 155 yards (19.4 average), including a one-handed grab of a tipped ball that went for a 51-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter; Sean Davis, who had eight tackles and a pass defensed in the end zone in the fourth quarter on a fourth down; Vince Williams, who had four tackles and two sacks; Ben Roethlisberger, who completed 17-of-25 for 252 yards, with one touchdown, one interception, and a rating of 97.4; Mike Hilton, who had four tackles, including two for loss, and a pressure on the passer; James Harrison, who had three tackles, a sack in the fourth quarter, and two hits on the quarterback; Stephon Tuitt, who had two tackles, two hits on the quarterback, and a pass batted at the line of scrimmage; and Tyler Matakevich, who had two tackles on defense and two tackles on special teams.

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