Bell did not touch the ball during Kansas City's 31-9 loss to the Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV. Bell's offensive opportunities completely dried up with Clyde Edwards-Helaire back in the lineup, especially with Darrel Williams keeping a firm grip on the Chiefs' change-of-pace role. The soon-to-be 29-year-old appeared in nine regular-season games with Kansas City after being cut by the Jets in Week 5, and he logged 63 carries for 254 yards (4.0 YPC) and two scores in that span. Bell also caught 13 of 17 targets for 99 yards with the Chiefs. Now heading for free agency, the memory of Bell's electric on-field abilities with the Steelers from 2013-17 should be enough for him to earn another shot elsewhere in the league, but there's no guarantee that he holds more than a depth role by the time the 2021 campaign kicks off.
Bell (knee) doesn't have an injury designation for the Super Bowl against Tampa Bay on Sunday. Bell closed out the week with a full practice and will be ready for his first Super Bowl. It isn't clear he'll have a meaningful role, as he got just two carries and three targets in the divisional round of the playoffs, working well behind Darrel Williams in a game Clyde Edwards-Helaire missed. With the rookie now healthy, Bell looks like Option C in the KC backfield.
Bell (knee) was a limited practice participant Thursday, Adam Teicher of ESPN.com reports. Bell should be ready for the Super Bowl, but snaps and touches could be hard to come by with both Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Darrel Williams healthy in the KC backfield. It's also a tough matchup, as the Bucs field a top-five run defense for the second straight year.
Bell (knee) was a limited participant at practice Wednesday. At this point, Bell -- who sat out the Chiefs' AFC Championship Game win over the Bills -- is expected to be available for Sunday's Super Bowl LV matchup with the Buccaneers. That said, his role for that contest is looking uncertain, as he looks to be behind both Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Darrel Williams on the depth chart at this point. Given the uncertain health of Bell's knee along with his inability to contribute on special teams, it wouldn't be overly surprising if he was inactive for the Super Bowl, even if he avoids carrying a designation into the game.
Bell (knee) didn't practice Friday. Sammy Watkins (calf) followed the same practice route this week, going LP, LP, DNP. Both players are estimated as 'questionable' on the Friday injury report, but there's still plenty of time for the designation to change before the Super Bowl on Feb. 7.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|3||09/26||Los Angeles Chargers||14||16.75|
|6||10/17||@Washington Football Team||3||14.24|
|8||11/01||New York Giants||16||17.50|
|9||11/07||Green Bay Packers||27||20.33|
|10||11/14||@Las Vegas Raiders||29||22.38|
|14||12/12||Las Vegas Raiders||29||22.38|
|15||12/16||@Los Angeles Chargers||14||16.75|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||164||558||2||41||300||0||97|