"I get jacked up regardless, but when you play somebody who's going to the Hall of Fame, it's a challenge," Bell said. "That's the thing you want in this league is a challenge. You've got to look forward to those. Just to see how you fare. I do get amped up. I'm excited and I can't wait to see what happens. "
Last Dec. 21 in icy Kansas City, Gonzalez piled up seven receptions for 64 yards and a touchdown against the Dolphins defense. That increased his career average against them to 13.4 yards per reception; only the Indianapolis Colts
have surrendered a higher figure (15.9) among teams that have faced Gonzalez at least five times.
Still, Bell said he "took some things from that" 38-31 win and admits it's a "fair assumption" he will be the one "matched up a lot" this Sunday with Gonzalez.
"I've played against Tony a couple of times," Bell said. "The more you play against a guy, the more you kind of figure him out." Overall, Gonzalez has 28 career catches against the Dolphins for 376 yards and five scores in five games. Take out a one-catch, 21-yard outing his rookie year in 1997, however, and those numbers are even more impressive.