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Le'Veon Bell not worried about adding carries

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With LeGarrette Blount out of the Steel City, the Pittsburgh Steelers will ride on the shoulders of Le'Veon Bell.

"I don't really feel pressure," Bell said, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "This is what I trained for. I didn't feel fatigued in the game or tired. As long as I continue to work and train as I've been, I'll be fine."

Bell had 33 carries for 204 yards to lead the way in Monday night's win over the Titans. The 22-year-old running back has 252 touches for the season (195 carries and 57 receptions). Bell, who cut weight this offseason, said he doesn't feel worn down during games, regardless of how many touches he gets.

"I'm not really worried about how many carries I get or anything, I just want to make sure we win the game," he added. "So if I need 50 carries to win the game, I'm going to get it. If I only get eight carries and we win the game, I'm fine with that. I just want to make sure we go out there and win the game; that's the main thing for me."

The only other backs on the Steelers' roster are rookies Dri Archer -- a shiftier runner rarely used out of the backfield up to this point -- and Josh Harris, who has zero career carries.

Needless to say, it's the Le'Veon Bell Show in Pittsburgh.

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