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Running back Le'Veon Bell carrying (and catching) heavy load for Steelers

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2014, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell stands on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Pittsburgh. Ben Roethlisberger calls Bell one of the best all-around running backs in the game. Bell is playing like one after becoming the first back in franchise history to top 100 yards of total offense in each of the team's first seven games. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2014, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell stands on the sidelines during the second half of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Pittsburgh. Ben Roethlisberger calls Bell one of the best all-around running backs in the game. Bell is playing like one after becoming the first back in franchise history to top 100 yards of total offense in each of the team's first seven games. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)  (The Associated Press)

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell is second in the NFL in yards from scrimmage and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says the team still hasn't figured out how to get the best out of the second-year back.

Bell became the first back in franchise history to top 100 total yards in each of the team's first seven games when he rolled up 145 yards from scrimmage in Monday's 30-23 win over Houston.

Roethlisberger called Bell one of the best all-around backs in the NFL. The Steelers have relied heavily on Bell's versatility. He is second on the team with 36 receptions, many of them coming with Bell lining up as a wide receiver.

Bell and the Steelers (4-3) face Indianapolis (5-2) Sunday.

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