VIDEO: Remembering When Le'Veon Bell Baptized Dre Kirkpatrick on This Filthy Stiff-Arm

By michael obermuller
This Le'Veon Bell stiff-arm on Dre Kirkpatrick was lethal.
This Le'Veon Bell stiff-arm on Dre Kirkpatrick was lethal. / NFL on CBS

Sometimes recency bias allows our minds to forget just how good a player was in their prime. Le'Veon Bell has not made as many headlines since signing with the New York Jets, but don't let that diminish his days with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Here's one highlight that is too filthy to forget.

The awareness, the elusiveness, the force. Bell's versatility is on full display in this clip, as he turns a dump-off pass at the line of scrimmage into a massive gain that puts the Steelers inside the red zone.

Le'Veon squeezes between three Cincinnati Bengals tacklers, causing them to crash into each other like a childhood cartoon sketch. He then jukes one more defender before laying the hammer down on Dre Kirkpatrick with a pulverizing stiff-arm.

The cornerback Kirkpatrick should have taken the next few plays off after being disrespected like this. Bell sends him into another galaxy with this blow.

In the end, the phenomenal effort goes for about 42 yards, from the Pittsburgh 41 to the Bengals 17. Le'Veon will look to have a bit of a renaissance with plays like this one in 2020, while the Bengals defense seemingly still hasn't recovered from this beat down.

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