Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell became the 2nd player in NFL history to record 200 yards from scrimmage in three straight games.
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The NFL announced its three players of the week in the AFC for Week 14 of the 2014 NFL season.
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week, Baltimore Ravens LB Elvis Dumervil was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week, and New England Patriots P Ryan Allen was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.
Bell was named Player of the Week for his performance versus the Cincinnati Bengals in which he totaled 235 scrimmage yards (185 rushing, 50 receiving) with three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving) in the team’s 42-21 victory. He became just the second player in league history to record at least 200 scrimmage yards in three straight games – only Hall of Fame RB Walter Payton has done it before. It was Bell’s fourth 100-yard rushing game of the year and the 11th time this season that he recorded at least 100 scrimmage yards in a game. It is the first time Bell has been named AFC Offensive Player of the Week and the first time a Steelers running back earned the weekly honor since Rashard Mendenhall back in 2011.
Dumervil was named AFC defensive player of the week, after his 3.5-sack performance against the Dolphins. That mark also pushed his total for the season to a league-high 16.0, which broke the Baltimore Ravens franchise record of 15.0 set by LB Peter Boulware in 2001.
Allen had five punts against the San Diego Chargers – four of which were downed inside the 15 yard line, and one touchback. He finished with an average of 49.4 yards/punt and a net average of 44.0 yards. Allen’s longest punt was 60 yards and his first four punts were downed at the 13-, 10-, 11- and 10-yard lines.