Steelers vs. Patriots: Bold Predictions for AFC Championship Game 2017

Pats Hold Le'Veon Bell Under 100 Rushing Yards

A special talent, Bell has run for 100-plus yards in seven of the last eight games, averaging an absurd 146.5 rushing yards per contest during that stretch. His unique patience and explosiveness has made him nearly impossible to contain, but Bill Belichick is a master game-planner and tends to do a good job of limiting an opposing team's most dangerous player. Moreover, the Pats are very stout against the run. They are 10th in the NFL in yards per carry allowed, rank fourth in Football Outsiders' run defense efficiency ratings and haven't allowed a 100-yard rusher this season. It's ultimately a compelling matchup of strength vs. strength, but Pittsburgh has enough other ways to move the ball that Bell will have a quiet game on the ground. (Getty)

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