Postgame Takes

Xtra Points: Bell rings, Deebo & more

Ringing the Bell: Le'Veon Bell accounted for 201 yards of total offense for the Steelers, carrying the ball 28 times for 146 yards and a touchdown, and eight receptions for 55 yards. The 201 yards from scrimmage were a season-high for Bell, and set a Steelers' regular season record for the most games with at least 200 yards from scrimmage with four.

"It means a lot," said Bell when informed he set the record. "It means everything in the world to me. There have been a lot of great players. I am a product of great offensive linemen, great teammates, playing with Ben (Roethlisberger). Those guys make my job easy. I just do what I can. It definitely feels great to be a guy in that category."

Bell, who was the mainstay of the Steelers offense, gave credit all around for his performance.

"The offensive line did a great job," said Bell. "It's some of the best work they have done all year. You have to give a lot of credit to those guys. They kept me clean. I didn't get hit a lot. Those guys deserve all of the credit."  

Deebo does it: William Gay became the Steelers' all-time sack leader when he took down Browns quarterback Cody Kessler for a five-yard loss. Harrison now has 77.5 sacks with the Steelers, 79.5 overall, and recorded his record-breaking sack in the same city he recorded his first NFL sack.

Harrison was emotional after the game talking about the record, especially since his late father, James Harrison Sr. wasn't able to see it.  

"Tip of the cap to old James Harrison, the Steelers all-time leading sack man," said Coach Mike Tomlin. "Happy for him; proud of him. Guys got a little emotional in there because they have so much respect for him and how he goes about his business."

Tomlin said he isn't amazed at what Harrison does at age 38, but maybe he should be.    

"I see him every day," said Tomlin. "I am less amazed by it. Maybe I should be amazed by it. We know that his production is not haphazard, it's not mystical. He works extremely hard on a daily basis."  

Sack attack: The Steelers finished the day with eight sacks, the most since they had eight on Dec. 24, 2005, also at Cleveland.  And the sacks came from every direction, including the one by Harrison that set the Steelers all-time sack record.  

Also getting in on the fun were Stephon Tuitt with 2.5 sacks, Arthur Moats with 1.5 sacks, and Javon Hargrave, Ryan Shazier and Ryan Shazier with one sack each.

Shazier sacked Browns backup quarterback Josh McCown, forcing a fumble that Javon Hargrave recovered in the end zone for a touchdown.

Shazier said the slew of sacks came courtesy of everyone doing what they needed to do.

"I think everybody just did their job, and a great job of doing their job," said Shazier. "That is the biggest thing today. Everybody made sure they took care of their responsibility. They weren't trying to do too much. That really put us into position to do what we needed to do. That really helped us out a lot." 

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