Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell Named AFC Offensive Player Of The Week

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 6 of the 2017 regular season.

Bell rushed for 179 yards and a touchdown on 32 carries in the Steelers 19-13 Sunday road win over the Kansas City Chiefs and he also caught three passes in the game for another 12 yards. For the season, Bell has 706 total yards from scrimmage with 550 of those coming on the ground.

According to steelers.com, Sunday marked the fourth time Bell has rushed for over 150 yards in a regular season game. It was also the 16th time that he has rushed for 100 yards or more in his career, the fifth-most 100-yard games in Steelers history. Bell also broke a tie with Franco Harris for the most regular-season games with at least 150 yards from scrimmage in team history with 13 on Sunday against the Chiefs.

This marks the third time Bell has won AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors, previously winning it Week 14 in 2014 and Week 14 of 2016.

  • srdan

    Chuuuuchuuuu

  • Wayne’O

    Good for Bell, now hopefully Haley sticks with the run game for the rest of the season. 200 yards rushing and 250 passing per game is the formula for success. A well balanced attack. 30-40 rushes, 25-30 passes.

  • falconsaftey43

    yeah, just run for 200 yards every game and put up 450 yards of offense. it’s so simple, should be easy.

  • The Tony

    Bell has yet to really stand out in the passing game. I’m still waiting for everything to click. He’s deadly

  • nikgreene

    he’s only won it 3 times?

  • nikgreene

    or, been named it…

  • WreckIess

    I can respect it because he was great this week, but I feel like they should’ve given it to AB after that game winner.

  • pcantidote

    I agree, but you see how things can end up with that formula — dominate the whole game but still have a chance to lose at the end. It isn’t perfect, but certainly turned out better than the 55 pass formula 😉

  • pcantidote

    WTF is the deal with punching the goal post being a penalty? I thought they were going to let these guys have some fun? I guess they just can’t help themselves with their rules. I can see the need for some rules maybe like the sexual references, etc., but punching the goal post? Really? Shame on Bell for not knowing better though.

  • falconsaftey43

    I don’t blame Bell for not knowing this one. Anyone have any idea what part of the rule he violated? Because if it’s for “violent acts” that’s BS. He was boxing, which is a sport, and not really decidedly more violent than the sport of football.

  • ThatGuy

    Announcers said at the time “you can only use the ball as a ‘prop’ and nothing else”

  • falconsaftey43

    Got it. Seems dumb. Goal post didn’t move or anything, seems dumb for that to be considered a “prop.” So if he did this to DeCastro instead of the goalpost it wouldn’t have been a penalty. wish we could have some common sense involved in these things.

  • Rob

    After Jimmy Graham tilted the goal post dunking on it (forcing them to halt the game to correct it) no celebrations with the post have been allowed I’m pretty sure. AB’s punt return celebration against the Colts was flagged for the same reason (though also at the time, probably deemed “excessive” as well)

  • ThatGuy

    Yeah they should have been clear on what is and isn’t allowed instead of just having a vague “we’re going to allow some stuff now”.

  • pittfan

    Spider Monkey was classic AB!!

  • pittfan

    So good to see #26 rip off a big game. He is now in synch with O-line. AB is, as always in form. JJSS is working his way into the mix as well. NOW, Martay needs to feast on Cincy’s DB’s and we be clickin’.