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PITTSBURGH -- LeVeon Bell stood at his locker, his face covered in sweat and his eagerness to kickstart his stalled NFL career palpable.His three-game suspension for a second violation of the leagues substance abuse policy over, the Pittsburgh Steelers running back is ready to get back to work, particularly after spending Sunday afternoon watching his teammates get clobbered across the state in Philadelphia.It sucked, Bell said.Pretty much. The team that looked borderline unstoppable at times during wins over Washington and Cincinnati was a mess against the Eagles. DeAngelo Williams, who filled in so brilliantly for Bell during the opening two weeks, slogged for just 21 yards. The offense posted its lowest point total in five years and the defense spent the afternoon futilely trying to make Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz look like a rookie.Enter Bell, limited to six of Pittsburghs last 22 games thanks to knee injuries and run-ins with the leagues drug policy. An All-Pro in 2014 when he emerged as one of the best all-around backs in the league, Bell believes hes a better player than the one last seen being carted off the field in a loss to the Bengals last November with a torn MCL in his right knee.Im a lot smarter, Bell said. So many things I did my (in 2014) were good things. But I look back at my film now and Im like, `What am I doing on this play? What am I doing on that play?Sunday nights visit from Kansas City (2-1) marks Bells first appearance in a game that matters in 11 months. He insists his surgically repaired right knee is fine. So, too, is the desire to prove that hes all the way back. The faster the better.Ive always felt like I had to prove something to somebody, Bell said. That is never going to go away. Im always going to have this personal chip on my shoulder.Even if one of Bells biggest enemies the last two years has been himself. He sat the first two games of the 2015 season as part of the fallout for his arrest on DUI and drug possession charges in August, 2014. Another four-game suspension (eventually reduced to three) came down in August after Bell says he overslept and missed a drug test.Im not a perfect person, I never will be, he said. I know there are some things I can get better (at).Probably a good idea as Bell enters the final year of the rookie contract he signed after the Steelers took him in the second round of the 2013 draft. He appeared on the verge of stardom in 2014 when he put up a combined 2,215 yards from scrimmage and proved just as dangerous catching passes as he was patiently setting up his blockers following a handoff.Over the last 330 days hes released his own hip-hop mixtape (under the pseudonym Juice) and collaborated with rap legend Snoop Dogg on another track. What he hasnt done, however, is score a touchdown or participated in a Pittsburgh victory. He made a token appearance in the first half of the Steelers third preseason game in August but otherwise hes been a bystander.For the majority of Bells absence, Pittsburghs offense hardly looked like it missed him. Williams was steady and occasionally spectacular over the second half of the 2015 season and led the NFL in rushing through the first two weeks of 2016 before the team-wide pratfall in Philly.Bell believes theres a chance for the Steelers to go to a two-back system, though Williams himself has said repeatedly he expects to go back to a secondary role once Bell is ready to go. Bell understands there may be some rust, which is why he wont shy away from contact during practice this week.For me not to be hit as much since last November, Im obviously going to want a little contact, blitz pickup, just to get ready for it, he said.Bells teammates are certainly ready for his familiar No. 26 to join them, particularly after a three-hour reality check at the hands of the Eagles.He brings a lot of energy to the huddle, left tackle Alejandro Villaneuva said. Were just happy he can recover from this incident and get his career back because thats what matters to him and matters to us as well.Game notes S Robert Golden underwent an MRI on Monday to have the hamstring he injured against Philadelphia examined but is uncertain if hell be ready by Sunday.---Online: AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL Nikolay Kulemin Jersey . How great will be revealed in the next couple of days at the board of governors meeting in Pebble Beach, Calif. 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Meanwhile, there were huge victories for Sunderland and West Ham over fellow relegation rivals, leaving the battle to avoid the drop up for grabs with the bottom 11 teams separated by just six points. Eden Hazard and Fernando Torres scored second-half goals to seal a fourth straight victory for Chelsea, which climbed above Arsenal and Manchester City in the standings ahead of their games on Monday and Sunday respectively.Head coach Trevor Bayliss admits England have had a reality check ahead of next months ICC World Twenty20. Eoin Morgans team finished their tour of South Africa with five straight defeats, three in 50-over cricket and two in T20s.The worst was saved until last, as England were hammered by nine wickets at the Wanderers after their last seven wickets fell for 14 runs on the way to 171 all out. They were then powerless to stop AB de Villiers (71) and Hashim Amla (69no) cruising to the victory target. Nasser Hussain and Nick Knight discuss how England may fare in the ICC World T20 De Villiers needed only 21 balls to race to his countrys all-time fastest 50 in the sprint format - and from 27, Amla was no slouch either.Bayliss immediate response was that the contest was men against boys.Asked whether reality check might be another appropriate term, he said: Yes, certainly. It shows weve still got a lot of hard work to be done. Nasser Hussain believes England shouldnt panic heading into the World T20 Weve had some good results, but its a reminder to people back home in England that this team is still a developing one.ddddddddddddWeve had some good performances, and theres a lot of potential there. But potential never won anything... weve got some hard work to do.I think the expectation the players have put on themselves is why they are so disappointed when they play badly. It may be that extra pressure they put on themselves that theyve got to get over. De Villiers celebrates reaching 50 - off just 21 balls The Australian still believes that England are a team capable of surprising opponents once they get to India - including South Africa, whom they will face in a group match.Wed obviously be better off going to the World Twenty20 with a couple of wins under our belts, he added. But in Twenty20, the momentum of games can change very quickly - and so can results.I dont think it really matters all that much. Were three weeks away yet from the first game and have a couple of practice games over there... were looking forward to them.Watch the ICC World T20, live on Sky Sports from March 8. 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