The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Baltimore Ravens 26-9 at M&T Bank Stadium in Week 4, and a large reason for their success was Le’Veon Bell running the football. Bell’s day was so impressive, it coaxed enough voters to select him as the FedEx Ground Player of the Week winner for Week 4.
Bell’s 35 carries for 144 yards (4.1 ypc) and 2 touchdowns certainly was impressive, but what is more impressive about this award is how FedEx now donates $2,000 to the USO in Bell’s name. So, not only were the Steelers winners on Sunday, but the USO is receiving money because of his performance.
Joining Bell in this award was Deshaun Watson of the Houston Texans’ who was awarded the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week for his performance against the Tennessee Titans, completing 25 of 34 passes (73.5 percent) for 283 yards and 4 touchdowns for a 125.0 passer rating.
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