That's the bad news. The good news is that he scored on a 1-yard run with time running out in the first half and added a 13-yard bolt into the end zone early in the fourth to provide a two-toucdown lead. He also caught five of his seven targets for 72 yards.
The big numbers allowed Bell to become the all-time Steelers single-season leader in overall yards. He surpassed fellow running back Barry Foster, who established the mark in 1992.
Bell will add to his total next Sunday against Kansas City.
It was Bell's second-highest rushing total of the season, when re ran for 204 yards against the Titans. He now has 1,231 yards rushing and 693 yards receiving, putting him 76 yards away from 2,000 total yards on the year.
Bell and the Steelers will take on the Falcons in Week 15.
Bell and then-teammate LeGarrette Blount were arrested Aug. 20 after a motorcycle officer smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle they were in, according to the website. Blount's preliminary hearing is Dec. 10.
Bell's attorney told the website his client could face a two-game NFL suspension next season.
Bell has 281 touches through 12 games after getting 289 touches in 13 games as a rookie. Bell visits the Bengals on Sunday.
In the first half, Bell rushed for 16 yards, pushing his season total for rushing yards over 1,000. It's the first time in Bell's short career he has surpassed 1,000 yards. It's the first time a Steelers running back has surpassed 1,000 yards rushing since Rashard Mendenhall ran for 1,273 yards in 2010.
Bell now has 1,689 total yards on the year. He will look to stay hot next week against the Bengals.
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