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Week 1 vs. STL
Rushing: 10 / 58 / 1
Receiving: 4 / 30 / 0 on 4 targets
Bell did not start the game like many had speculated, but he did share carries with fellow running back Tatum Bell throughout the game. He had ten carries for 58 yards which was less then Tatum Bell's rushing total, but he did add four receptions for 30 yards. Bell also had the only touchdown of the day for the Broncos, a one yard run that capped a 79 yard drive. He made a key fourth down conversion on that touchdown drive with a two yard carry from the Denver 31 yard line. Bell had a nice 36 yard run in the fourth quarter but Plummer threw an interception on the very next play. He and Tatum Bell were rotated in for each offensive series. Mike Bell played five offensive series and Tatum Bell played in six series.
Week 2 vs. KC
Rushing: 13 / 44 / 0
Receiving: 1 / 12 / 0 on 2 targets
Mike Bell did not start but he came in on Denver's second possession. Bell alternated offensive series as the primary running back. He had a hard time running against the Chiefs' defense compiling 44 yards running. He only averaged 3.4 yards per carry.
Week 3 vs. NE
Rushing: 4 / 12 / 0
Bell carried just four times for 12 yards. He was never really involved in this game.
Week 5 vs. BAL
Bell was active for the game but did not carry the ball and was not targeted in the passing game.
Week 6 vs. OAK
Rushing: 1 / 2 / 0
Bell had one rush in the first quarter when he spelled Tatum Bell for a few plays.
Week 7 vs. CLE
Rushing: 10 / 25 / 0
Bell saw his most extensive action in weeks, spelling Tatum Bell in the final six minutes of the game in a 17-7 game. Even with a seventeen yard carry, Mike Bell averaged just 2.5 yards per carry.
Week 8 vs. IND
Rushing: 15 / 136 / 2
Receiving: 1 / 7 / 0 on 1 targets
Bell unexpectedly saw a huge role and took advantage of the opportunity by posting an outstanding game, showcasing the versatility to run with power, speed and quickness on his way to 136 yards rushing along with two touchdowns. Both of his touchdown runs came from one yard out, and he even showed versatility there, leaping over defenders for the first score, and running through them on the ground for the second one. Bell's was very decisive when he ran the ball, and turned in a very productive performance. Whether his playing time was Shanahan going with the "hot hand" or whether Tatum Bell's toe was an issue remains to be seen. But it's clear that Mike Bell delivered in a big way when give the chance.
Week 9 vs. PIT
Rushing: 17 / 28 / 0
Receiving: 5 / 40 / 0 on 6 targets
Bell stepped in for starter Tatum Bell, but looked nothing like the solid replacement he was last week. Bell's long gain of four yards on his first carry of the game goes a long way in explaining the frustrating afternoon he had trying to find daylight in the trenches. He rarely lost yardage, but had 13 carries in which he gained two yards or less. Bell did have 40 receiving yards, including a 24 yards dump and run pass from Plummer who was flushed out of the pocket. He did not have any goal line carries as the Broncos were content to exploit the passing game when in scoring range.
Week 11 vs. SD
Rushing: 20 / 90 / 2
Receiving: 2 / 17 / 0 on 4 targets
Bell got the starting nod with Tatum Bell inactive with his injured toes. Mike Bell did well with his opportunity, gaining 90 yards on 20 carries and two second quarter rushing touchdowns (both from three yards out). He also caught two of the four passes thrown his way.
Week 12 vs. KC
Rushing: 10 / 28 / 0
Receiving: 3 / 5 / 0 on 4 targets
Bell was again the starter as Tatum Bell was held out for another game due to a turf toe injury. Bell was not able to be effective against Denver. He averaged less than three yards per carry and less than two yards per pass reception.
Week 13 vs. SEA
Rushing: 4 / 12 / 0
Bell had a few carries to spell starter Tatum Bell. He wasn't much of a factor in the game.
Week 14 vs. SD
Rushing: 10 / 46 / 0
Bell got a decent workload, especially considering how well Tatum Bell looked running the ball. Still, it was limited to ten carries as he only played if Tatum Bell needed a breather. There wasn't really a situation that warranted a change-of-pace, although certainly Mike Bell ran a bit differently than his Bell counterpart. His style was more of running through guys than around or by them, though each philosophy worked in its own way.
Week 15 vs. ARI
Rushing: 16 / 61 / 2
Rookie Mike Bell enjoyed an excellent day playing for the first time in front of his hometown fans in Phoenix as a professional. Bell only ran for 61 yards on his 16 carries but he scored two touchdowns. His only blemish was a fumble he had in the fourth quarter. Fortunately for him it was recovered by Denver. Coach Shanahan showed faith in the rookie and four plays later, Bell took it in for a score.
Week 16 vs. CIN
Rushing: 16 / 69 / 1
Receiving: 1 / 13 / 0 on 1 targets
Bell entered the game after Tatum Bell's second quarter fumble. He brought a nice spark to the Denver running game as he showcased his cut back ability. Mike Bell led the team in carries, yards, and added a touchdown run in the third quarter. He seems to be the runner Mike Shanahan trusts the most at this time.
Week 17 vs. SF
Rushing: 11 / 66 / 0
Receiving: 3 / 34 / 0 on 5 targets
Mike Bell had a decent overall game. He showed explosiveness on a long running play and a short pass that he turned into a long gain, and was in the game when Denver had goal line opportunities. Four of his carries came in the overtime period, and he ran just as hard then as he did early in the game.