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Steelers vs. Bears first half open thread

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Hang out here to share your opinion of the Steelers during the first half of action on Sunday Night Football. The second half open thread will be up during halftime.

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The Steelers and Bears will kick off at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC's Sunday Night Football broadcast.

A battle between two teams heading in opposite directions after the first two weeks of play, the undefeated Bears look to go one game up on Detroit in the NFC North, while the Steelers are looking simply to get in the win column.

Steelers inactives:

QB Landry Jones, WR Derek Moye, RB Le'Veon Bell, Cortez Allen, CB Isaiah Green, OL Cody Wallace, NT Hebron Fangupo

Key:

The Steelers need - NEED - to establish something of a running game. They are not going to try to throw deep too much, considering the Bears' ability to create turnovers. They have to keep the defense from sitting on top of the underneath routes. Expect swing passes and quick hitches. Maybe even a Heath Miller-led receiver screen. Ask Mr. Asomugha how much fun those are for defenses.

Heath

Just watch it and remember, the hammer wins, not the nail.

As always, enjoy yourselves, be fans and let us hear you. We just ask that you keep profanity to a low roar, and treat each other with respect. Win or lose, the world goes on tomorrow. Keep it dignified.

Feels like a big game, ladies and gentlemen. I don't know why, but it feels like a big game.

Let's get after it.