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Pittsburgh Steelers Stay Alive Behind Le’Veon Bell

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

It’s been 23 games since the Pittsburgh Steelers had their last 100-yard rusher in a game. On Sunday, the Steelers were determined to changing that ugly statistic in a snowy Lambeau Field. Running back Le’Veon Bell finished the game with 26-carries for 124 yards on the ground and a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers.

The Steelers still remain alive in the playoff hunt as they move into Week 17. The Steelers will take on the Cleveland Browns next week, as they will finish the regular season in Pittsburgh.

The Steelers will need the Baltimore RavensMiami Dolphins and San Diego Dolphins all to lose in Week 17 on top of a win to make the sixth seed. The Steelers remain quiet as they continue to count their blessings in Week 16.

“Tough environment to come in and do the job,” said head coach Mike Tomlin. “I compliment our football team on their mettle, their singular focus in the midst of a lot of adversity, a good football team, a hostile crowd, and all of those things. They just stayed together and fought and I have to give them credit for that.”

The Steelers have continued to possess one of the strongest offenses in the last several weeks led by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. However, on Sunday, the Steelers put some of that pressure upon the rookie Bell. The offense answered again as the Steelers finished with 38-points and maintained the win.

Brandon Sweeney covers the Pittsburgh Steelers and NFL football for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @SweeneyRant, Like him on Facebook and add him to Google+.