By Maximillian C. Burgos | Staff Writer
The Pittsburg Steelers head to Chicago, Ill. to take on the Bears on Sunday. The Steelers are off to a strong start to the season winning their first two games, while the Bears struggle to get their first win. The Bears have beaten the Steelers two times out of their last three meetings, even when the Steelers are heavy favorites to win this game.
The Bears continue to have quarterback woes. Mike Glennon, their big free agent signing, has racked up 514 yards in two games with a 67.1 completion percentage and two touchdowns, but he has already given the ball away four times, two interception and two fumbles. Glennon’s QBR (QB Rati reflects his troubles.
Despite the Bears quarterback troubles, there are some real bright spots on the offense. Running back Tarik Cohen has really been a surprising pick up for the Bears, electrifying the offense when he is in. He currently leads the team in rushing yards and is second in receiving yards.
Cohen has already drawn comparisons to Eagles running back Darren Sproles with his agility and ability to make tacklers miss. His size also makes him easy to loose behind his offensive linemen and his strength catches defenders off guard.
Cohen may be electrifying, but he cannot help the fact that the team is poor on the offensive side of the ball. They are middle of the pack in passing, sixth in rushing and tied for 25th in points for.
On the Steelers offensive side of the ball, they have some electrifying stars. Running back Le’Veon Bell is finally healthy and ready to make magic happen in the League. The Steelers are third worst in the League rushing the ball, but it is still early in the season.
The Steelers still have gunslinger Ben Roethlisberger is still at the helm and Antonio Brown is still in prime form as a wide receiver. The Bears will defiantly have their hands full defensively. The Bears defense has to get after Roethlisberger and make the Steelers earn every yard.
The last time these two teams met four years ago, Antonio Brown had a huge day with 196 yards and two touchdowns but Big Ben threw two interactions and the team could not score consistently.
The Bears only moved the ball 258 yards the entire game, yet the Bears won 40-23 at the end of the game. Defense will be a huge part of who wins this game.
The Bears sacked Big Ben three times, caused three fumbles and picked off two passes. The defense also scored two touchdowns to push the Bears to a win.
The Bears defense does not look like it did the last time they faced off against the Steelers, but the defense is solid with veterans like Akiem Hicks and Prince Amukamara holding it down, but they have only forced one turnover to start the season. That could spell a problem for the Bears.
The Steelers are heavy favorites coming into the game for many reasons. The Steelers are better than the Bears in every category. They also have the talent to be amongst the top teams in the League this year. The Bears are not at the same level.
The catch with both teams is their injuries. The Steelers have eight injuries on their roster that are troubling day-to-day injuries including five starters. Solid defensive end Stephon Tuitt is out for the game and Watt is questionable on his status for the game.
The Bears have 14 injuries with four players on the IR, seven day-to-day players, and a few questionable players. The injuries are not helpful for an already struggling Bears offense.
The Steelers should roll the Bears on their own field. Upsets can happen any given Sunday, but the Steelers look good this week.
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