LeVeon Bell's return to the lineup gives the Pittsburgh Steelers more than a top-shelf tailback.
They get an elite pass-catcher at a crucial time, coming off a 34-3 beating in Philadelphia. And Kansas City's talented front seven is lurking Sunday night.
Bell essentially is a slot receiver, catching 83 passes for 854 yards in his last full season.
Just listen to center Maurkice Pouncey.
"It's going to be huge. It changes the passing game," Pouncey said of Bell, who served a three-game suspension for a violation of the league's substance-abuse policy."
Related players: DeAngelo Williams
Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Brown and Bell played a total of 58 snaps together last season. That trio is ready to begin business in earnest. Williams was brilliant for most of the past three games, and he should remain involved in the offense. But the loss to the Eagles showed this team needs more receiving options downfield after the loss of Martavis Bryant for the season.