The Pittsburgh Steelers were in the Windy City to go head-to-head with the Chicago Bears in Week 3 of the regular season, but despite National Anthem news dominating the news wire before the game, there was actual football to be played at Solider Field.
The 2-0 Steelers faced the 0-2 Bears in Chicago, a city which hadn’t been very nice to the Steelers. Similar to their record in Philadelphia, the Steelers have only once in the last 12 games there, nonetheless, Pittsburgh was bound-and-determined to get that proverbial monkey off their back on Sunday.
Pittsburgh received the opening kickoff, but did little with it as Jordan Berry got early action after an opening three-and-out. The Steelers’ defense forced their own three-and-out, but on the ensuing punt Eli Rogers fumbled the punt and Chicago recovered the loose ball. It didn’t take the Bears long to turn the turnover in 7 points as Jordan Howard plunged into the endzone to give the Bears their first lead of 2017, and an early 7-0 tally over Pittsburgh.
With a chance to answer, the Steelers promising drive ended with a sack, and fumble, of Ben Roethlisberger which was recovered by Chicago, their second turnover over the first quarter. However, despite being in field goal range, Chicago kicker Conner Barth missed the kick, giving the Steelers a pass.
The Bears have the football at the end of the 1st quarter...