LeVeon Bell
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Le’Veon Bell is about to play his first playoff game in his 4-year career.  The NFL leader in yards per scrimmage in 2016 sounded awfully excited to play this weekend.

“I’m obviously real anxious and excited,” Bell said, looking ahead to Sunday’s playoff encounter with the Dolphins. “It’s a blessing, the fact I’ll be able to make it to this point in this journey. It’s going to be good to get out there with my teammates, go to battle with those guys and see if we can make a run in these playoffs.”

The Steelers missed the playoffs during his rookie year in 2013. Bell then missed all of the playoff games in 2014 and 2015 due to injury. There is no question that Bell brings a different dynamic to the Steeler offense. His impact alone gives the Steelers the best chance to win a ring in since Bell was drafted in 2013. He rushed for only 53 yards in the meeting against the Dolphins earlier this year.

Bell’s quarterback Big Ben also spoke about the playoffs recently.