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Le'Veon Bell says he's fine with however many touches he'll need for the Steelers to make the playoffs

Getting Bell the ball looks to be the only real strategy the Steelers should use heading into a four-game stretch that might as well be playoff football. The Steelers' workhorse is coming off of a career-high in yards from scrimmage, and he's ready for more.

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Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell spoke at length on Monday following his team's 35-32 loss to the New Orleans Saints about consistency in all three phases of the game.

He was one of the few players who performed well on Sunday and, speaking for the team, he knows the magnitude of the Steelers' Week 14 game at the AFC North-leading Cincinnati Bengals.

"We always practice and prepare well," Bell said in audio acquired by 93.7 The Fan and BTSC's John Phillips. "Guys are going to be more excited this week. Everybody knows what's at stake, we just need to find a way to be more consistent in all three phases of football."

Steelers ring Bell for 204 yards vs. Titans.

Bell had a career-high 254 yards from scrimmage in the loss (95 rushing, 159 receiving), the second-highest yards from scrimmage total in team history, just two behind Frenchy Fuqua's 256 set in 1970. It was the first time in team history a player has had 200 total yards from scrimmage in back-to-back games. He is second behind the Cowboys' DeMarco Murray, who leads the league lead in yards from scrimmage, 1,770 to 1,689.

But the stats aren't what's important, just the Ws. And that's all Bell is looking at now.

"I'm just ready to win. However many touches I get for us to win the game, that's all that matters to me. Long as we make sure we win the game and we get into the playoffs."