It didn't end well but the cumulative effort over the 2014 season for Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell earned him some hardware.
The second year running back was named the 2014 FedEx Ground Player of the Year after a season in which Bell joined Marshall Faulk as the only players ever to rush for 1,350 yards and earn 850 receiving yards.
Bell finished second behind Dallas's DeMarco Murray for the rushing title, and joined the Cowboys main weapon as the two running backs on the Associated Press All Pro firs team.
Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers was named the FedEx Air Player of the Year.
Bell's 2,215 yards were second only to Murray in yards from scrimmage in the NFL, and was a franchise record. His 854 receiving yards were the most ever for a running back in Steelers history.
Bell missed the Steelers' playoff game, a 30-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the wild card round, after suffering a knee injury in Week 17. The Steelers beat the Bengals to clinch the AFC North championship, but lost their main weapon in the process.
He has 3,474 yards from scrimmage in 29 career games, an average of about 120 yards a game. The pace he's on, along with the production he generates in the Steelers' offense, he'll be back in the playoffs again.
And probably win another few of these.