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Le'Veon Bell breaks Steelers' record for receptions by a running back

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Bell sets the new team mark in just eight games and two quarters.


Very little else has gone right for the Steelers in their Week 10 game against the New York Jets, but Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell has broken the team's record for receptions by a running back.

Bell's 52nd catch of the season, breaking John L. Williams' record,  came amid the Steelers' poorest output on offense of the season. Not long after it, Ben Roethlisberger was intercepted for the second time on the day, marking the team's fourth turnover.

It's very small consolation in a nightmare performance for the Steelers' offense. Bell has six catches in the game, but multiple turnovers have stalled out an offense that was averaging over 40 points per game since Week 7.

The Steelers trailed 17-3 at the start of the third quarter, and it doesn't appear to be getting any better. Bell breaking this record was a foregone conclusion anyway, but now it's official.

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