Todd Haley

Ravens notes: Edge defenders fail to contain Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, who gains 144 yards

Ravens notes: Edge defenders fail to contain Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, who gains 144 yards

If Le’Veon Bell’s 144-yard day was not bad enough, how the Pittsburgh Steelers running back compiled a significant portion of those yards in Sunday’s 26-9 victory over the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore was a point of frustration for the defense.

Bell’s three longest runs of 21, 17 and 16 yards occurred off left or right tackle as he took advantage of the Ravens’ inability to set the edge and funnel him back to the interior of the defense. Outside linebacker Matthew Judon pointed out that the unit would contain Bell to short gains or even losses before he would take off for a big gain.

“He’s very versatile and he’s very...

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