5. Le’Veon Bell is the real MVP for the Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers were forced to play the Baltimore Ravens in the first round without their star running back, who rushed for 1,361 yards and eight touchdowns and added 83 receptions for 854 receiving yards. Bell suffered a knee injury in the Steelers’ regular-season finale against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was unable to mask the absence of his running back as he threw two interceptions, and the Steelers offense was held to 17 points. This looked nothing like the Steelers offense that was elite and appeared poised to make a Super Bowl run. While Roethlisberger and wide receiver Antonio Brown had fantastic seasons, Bell proved that he is most valuable to the Steelers offense.