Bell sets Steelers rushing record for playoff game

PITTSBURGH — Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell has rewritten the record books once again, breaking the franchise’s single-game postseason rushing mark in Sunday’s 30-12 AFC wild-card victory.

Bell torched the Miami Dolphins for 167 yards and two touchdowns on 29 carries, surpassing Steelers great Franco Harris, who rushed for 158 yards in Super Bowl IX in 1975.

Bell, the 11th player in Steelers playoff history with at least two rushing touchdowns in a game, also owns the franchise’s single-game regular-season record, with 236 yards against the Buffalo Bills in Week 14.

The 24-year-old running back did damage on a variety of Miami’s defensive looks. On his first 20 carries, Bell produced 12 rushes for 96 yards against 7 or few defenders in the box — and 7 rushes for 52 yards against 8-plus defenders.

Bell averaged 157 yards per game during the regular season, the third-highest clip in NFL history for a running back.

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