Bell finished with a career-high 204 yards on 33 carries (6.2 ypc), including a 5-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter in which he lunged for the goal line. Bell caught two of four targets for 18 yards.
This was the fifth 200-yard rushing game in Steelers history. Bell finished 19 yards shy of Willie Parker's franchise record of 223.
Bell, who had rushed for 56 yards over his previous two games combined, notched his first rushing score since the opener and is up to four touchdowns overall. He's on a bye Week 12.
Bell, who had rushed for 691 yards in the previous seven games, did tie a season-high with eight receptions in the loss and set a team single-season record for most catches by a running back in the process, but managed only 33 yards receiving. He also failed to score a touchdown.
Pittsburgh is set for the big stage as it plays at Tennessee next Monday night.
Bell managed just 20 yards on 10 carries but did manage to secure one of Ben Roethlisberger's six touchdown passes while catching five balls for 38 yards. Blount could only muster 23 yards on 10 carries and didn't factor into the passing game at all. With Roethlisberger unlikely to keep delivering six-score performances, the rushing attack should get a chance to get more involved in the future. However, Bell and Blount face a tough challenge in the Jets in Week 10.
Bell rushed for 46 yards in the first quarter and finished with 92 on 24 carries while adding six catches for 56 yards. He was, however held scoreless.
He will try to find his way into the end zone next Sunday night against AFC North rival Baltimore.
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