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Ravens notes: Martindale says stats show Steelers better without Le’Veon Bell

Ravens notes: Martindale says stats show Steelers better without Le’Veon Bell

The Pittsburgh Steelers rank fourth in the NFL in total offense and fifth in scoring despite the absence of three-time Pro Bowl running back Le’Veon Bell, who is embroiled in a long-running contract dispute with the team.

But Ravens defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale said he is not surprised to learn that Pittsburgh has found success without Bell.

“I think it’s like, since 2015, if you look at their stats, there are a lot of stats in different categories that [show] the Steelers are actually better without him, that they’re better in those categories since 2015 without Le’Veon,” Martindale said before Thursday afternoon’s practice....

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