The Pittsburgh Steelers have a proud playoff history. But Le’Veon Bell stands tall — and alone.
Bell set a new franchise record for rushing yards in a playoff game with his 8-yard TD run against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. The touchdown, Bell’s second of the day, brought him past Franco Harris (158 yards in 1975). It also helped the Steelers extend their lead to 30-6 in the NFL Wild Card Playoff game.
Pittsburgh won 30-12 as Bell finished with 167 rushing yards on 29 carries (5.8 yards per attempt).
Le’Veon Bell sets Steelers playoff record:
The patience of @L_Bell26 is just ridiculous.
— NFL (@NFL) January 8, 2017
The most impressive part? Bell set the record with time still remaining in the third quarter.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) January 8, 2017
Bell rushed for 1,268 yards and 7 TDs this season as the Steelers won a division title. But Bell also had 616 receiving yards with two more TDs.
The second-round NFL Draft pick from Michigan State previously starred for the Spartans.
Le’Veon Bell’s college statistics:
- 2010: 605 rushing yards, 8 TDs
- 2011: 948 rushing yards, 13 TDs
- 2012: 1,793 rushing yards, 12 TDs
Pittsburgh went 11-5 in the regular season to win the AFC North championship. The Steelers are looking to win their seventh Super Bowl championship and first since the 2008-09 season. Pittsburgh beat the Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII that season, 27-23.