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Steelers Le'Veon Bell sets franchise single-season yards from scrimmage record

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Le'Veon Bell's sterling season continued on Sunday, as his 119 total yards pushed him past Barry Foster as the Steelers' record-holder for the most total yards from scrimmage by a running back in a season.

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Le'Veon Bell didn't want to miss out on the fun.

With Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown setting single-season team milestones on Sunday, Bell also etched his name into the Steelers' record books.

With 119 total yards from scrimmage on Sunday, Bell eclipsed Barry Foster's 22-year old record with 2,043 total yards from scrimmage, the most ever for a Steelers running back in a season. Foster, who finished second in the NFL with 1,690 yards rushing, tallied 2,034 total yards in 1992.

Despite being held to his third-lowest rushing total of the season, Bell still made a difference in the Steelers' 27-20 win over the host Falcons to keep Pittsburgh just a half-game behind Cincinnati in the AFC North. Bell scored two rushing touchdowns on Sunday, the second a 13-yard sprint to stretch the Steelers lead to 14 with a little over 14 minutes left in the game.

Bell also surpassed Franco Harris and Rashard Mendenhall for seventh place in team history for total rushing yards in a season with 1,278 yards thus far. Mendenhall rushed for 1,273 yards for the Steelers in 2010 during Pittsburgh's last Super Bowl run. Harris gained 1,246 yards for Pittsburgh's Super Bowl X-winning squad in 1975. Bell is just 38 yards behind Willie Parker's total of 1,316 yards in 2007, and 65 yards behind Jerome Bettis' total of 1,341 yards in 2000.

Bell currently has 715 receiving yards through 14 games, tops in the NFL and that's already the most prolific receiving season for a Steelers running back in team history.