Bell held out and returned to sign his franchise tender on Sept. 1, so being that Sunday’s game was played in Week 4, it’s like he effectively got his preseason reps out of the way, and now the regular season has begun for him.
And it showed.
Bell was the clear difference-maker in the 26-9 win over the Ravens, carrying the ball 35 (!) times for 144 yards, with two touchdowns to boot. He also caught four passes for 42 yards.
This infographic charted all of his runs, and yeah, it’s safe to say Bell is back.
That’s the most confident and shifty Bell has looked running the football since January. What a performance.