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Le'Veon Bell penalized for punching goal posts after TD

Joe Rutter
| Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, 11:36 p.m.
Running back Le'Veon Bell of the Pittsburgh Steelers boxes the goal post after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Oct. 15, 2017 in Kansas City.
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Running back Le'Veon Bell of the Pittsburgh Steelers boxes the goal post after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter of the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Oct. 15, 2017 in Kansas City.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Le'Veon Bell received an excessive celebration penalty following his 3-yard touchdown run on the first play of the second quarter. Bell celebrated by taking some sparring jabs at the goal post. Under the NFL's relaxed celebration rules this season, players can use the football as a prop — but not goal posts. …

Coach Mike Tomlin lost a challenge at 8:51 of the second quarter after a Chiefs punt was downed at the 1-yard-line. Tomlin thought Akeen Hunt's toe was on the goal line when he batted the ball back onto the field. Replay officials agreed with the ruling on the field, and the Steelers took over at the 1. They drove 93 yards in 12 plays before Chris Boswell kicked a 24-yard field goal. … With 155 yards receiving, Antonio Brown has 9,077 for his career. He surpassed 9,000 receiving yards in his 107th career game, tying Randy Moss for the fourth-fewest games needed to reach that milestone.

Joe Rutter is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at jrutter@tribweb.com or via Twitter@tribjoerutter.com.

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