The Pittsburgh Steelers have utilized the ground game a lot tonight against the Baltimore Ravens, going back to their roots of pounding that rock, so to speak.
A big key in all of that has been the rookie back out of Michigan State, Le’Veon Bell. On the night, Bell has run for 73 yards on 16 carries, but his last carry was a scary one.
With the Steelers down 22-14 and needing a score as time runs out in the fourth quarter, Pittsburgh got the ball inside the 10-yard line. They could very easily get the touchdown, which would then put them in good position to tie the game with the two-point conversion.
Everyone watching knew that the workhorse Bell was going to get the ball.
Well, he did and it ended badly as he was hit helmet-to-helmet, shooting his own lid through the back of the end zone:
The play was not ruled a touchdown because Bell’s helmet came off before he crossed the goal line. The Steelers did go on to score, however, but they were unable to convert the two-point attempt, and fell 22-20 in a hard-fought game.
Bell was taken to the locker room to be evaluated for a concussion.