Antonio Brown voted ESPN.com AFC North Offensive Player of the Year

The trio that led the Pittsburgh Steelers to their first division title since 2010 also battled for ESPN.com AFC North Offensive Player of the Year honors.

Wide receiver Antonio Brown beat out running back Le'Veon Bell and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for the award, garnering 12 points in voting by the five writers who cover AFC North teams.

Brown, who had the second-most catches in an NFL season (129), beat out Bell and Roethlisberger for the honor. Brown led the NFL in receptions and receiving yards (1,698) and was a first-team All-Pro selection.

Bell led the AFC in rushing (1,361 yards) and also led all NFL running backs with 854 receiving yards. The first-team All-Pro selection finished with 10 points after his second NFL season. Roethlisberger, who shared the NFL passing title (4,952 yards) with New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees, had six points.

Players received three points for a first-place vote, two for a second-place vote and one for a third-place vote.

Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett and Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill each received a third-place vote.

Forsett did more than soften the Ravens’ blow from the loss of Ray Rice. Forsett, a journeyman, rushed for 1,266 yards, fifth-most in the NFL, and led all running backs with 5.4 yards per carry.

Hill paced all rookie running backs with 1,124 rushing yards and nine touchdowns.

The second-round draft pick finished eighth among all NFL players in rushing yards and second among running backs with 5.1 yards per carry.