Bell immediately reached for his right knee after his leg buckled when it was trapped under his body on a sideline tackle. Unable to put weight on the leg, Bell went straight to the trainer's table. From there, he was carted to the locker room.
The injury is reminiscent of the Week 17 matchup between the two teams, as Bell suffered a hyperextended knee that thwarted Pittsburgh's postseason hopes.
A paragon of patience, vision and sharp cuts, Bell was the focal point of the Steelers' offense in this game, totaling 58 yards on 12 touches in a quarter and a half of action.
Veteran DeAngelo Williams will assume Bell's workhorse role in the backfield, barring a surprising second-half comeback for the starter.