The Steelers look to go 3-0 for the first time since 2010 when they meet the Bears at Soldier Field, this Sunday. The Bears are 0-2 and are looking to avoid a third straight 0-3 start. Let’s take a look at the matchups:
Bears Offense vs. Steelers Defense
The Bears offense is dealing with so many injuries. LG Kyle Long, RB Jordan Howard, RG Josh Sitton, RT Tom Compton, WR Markus Wheaton and WR Kendall Wright all appear on the injured list. They’re going need all the help they can get because the Steelers defense has looked very good this year. The Steelers defense is ranked 3rd with 237 yards allowed per game and have 9 sacks (2nd in the league).
Much has been said this week that QB Mike Glennon beat the Steelers in Heinz Field when he was with the Bucs in 2014. The secondary this year is much better than that team so the Bears should have a tough time getting anything going.
Steelers Offense vs. Bears Defense
The Steelers offense has not really lived up to their potential yet, but still has been pretty good, ranking 11th in points per game. The rushing game, however, has been horrible (29th in the league).
Le’Veon Bell might still be working off some of the rust from missing training camp. If the Steelers get a big lead, expect them to give Bell the ball a lot.
Antonio Brown had a quiet game last week against the Vikings, but he was going against a very good secondary. The same can’t be said for the Bears, so Brown might have a big game.
Much has been said about the Steelers playing down to their competition, and they could be looking forward to next week’s game against the Ravens. However, the Steelers have too much talent to be upset here. Steelers win handily.
Steelers 33, Bears 16
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