Chiefs will face Le’Veon Bell in Week 4


The Kansas City Chiefs will have to face Le’Veon Bell, after all.

Over the summer, it was announced that Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell would be suspended for the first four games of the NFL season due to missed drug tests.

While Bell is still being suspended, it is not for only three games, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Because of this, Bell will be eligible to play in Week 4 against the Chiefs at Heinz Field.

This can’t come as a huge shock to anybody who follows the NFL. Most of the time a player appeals and sees his ban knocked down by a game or two. In this instance, Bell was able to knock off 25 percent of his suspension, apparently having some valid argument.

For Pittsburgh, this is a huge development. While DeAngelo Williams is a fine running back, he does not compare to Bell. Bell can both run and catch, showcased by his 556 rushing yards and 26 receptions in six games last year. The season before that, Bell played in 16 games and scored 11 touchdowns, rushing for 1,361 yards and catching 83 passes for 854 yards.

Considering Kansas City is very likely to be without outside linebacker Justin Houston, Bell’s presence could be the difference. Houston is a great run defender and his replacement, Dee Ford, is anything but. The Chiefs have the ability to guard him in space with either Eric Berry or Derrick Johnson, but the fact remains that this game just got much harder.