NFL round-up: LeVeon Bell sets Steelers record in win over Bills

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LeVeon Bell scored 3 times and set a franchise record with 236 lawns entering discovering traction on a slick, snow-covered field

LeVeon Bell scored 3 times and set a franchise record with 236 backyards entering discovering traction on a slick, snow-covered field, leading the Pittsburgh Steelers to a 27-20 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday afternoon.

The Steelers conquered 3 interceptions tossed by Ben Roethlisberger to win their 4th straight and enhance to 8-5 and keep up in the AFC playoff race. The loss all however mathematically got rid of the Bills (6-7) from contention, and puts them in jeopardy of extending the NFLs longest active playoff dry spell to 17 years the longest because New Orleans ended a 20-year dry spell by reaching the postseason for their very first time in 1987.

After scoring in the very first half on 3- and seven-yard runs, Bell put the video game away on the opening drive of the 3rd quarter. He had 9 hurries for 72 lawns alone and topped the 82-yard drive by waltzing into completion zone from 5 lawns.

Bell likewise had 62 backyards getting to represent 298 of the 460 backyards gotten by Pittsburgh. It was the 2nd three-TD video game of his profession, and initially where he scored 3 times hurrying. Bell broke the franchise hurrying record set by Willie Parker, who had 223 backyards versus Cleveland in December 2006. He likewise extended his streak to four-straight video games with 100 backyards or more hurrying, a period where hes integrated for 620 lawns on the ground.

Elsewhere, Lamar Miller scored Houstons just goal and the Texans defense stopped Andrew Luck on Indys last drive of the video game to protect a 22-17 triumph.

Houston (7-6) kept a share of the AFC South lead with by ending its three-game losing streak. The Texans won for the 2nd straight year in Indy, have actually won 9 directly versus department enemies and got their very first sweep of the Colts in franchise history.

It wasnt simple. Luck owned the Colts (6-7) to the Texans 42-yard line with 1:24 left. On fourth-and-one, a blitz required an errant screen pass to Robert Turbin and the Texans ran out the clock.

Results from Sundays early NFL kick-offs: Steelers 27-20 Bills; Chargers 16-28 Panthers; Bengals 23-10 Browns; Bears 17-20 Lions; Texans 22-17 Colts; Vikings 25-16 Jaguars; Cardinals 23-26 Dolphins; Washington 27-22 Eagles; Broncos 10-13 Titans.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/dec/11/nfl-round-up-leveon-bell-sets-steelers-record-in-win-over-bills