The Pittsburgh Steelers were facing off against the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football in Week 9, and the last time the Steelers lost at home on Monday night was in 1991 to the New York Giants. With a win over Chicago the Steelers would be the first team in the NFL to notch 50 wins on this prime time night.
But not all streaks were a positive for the Steelers. The Steelers haven’t beaten the Bears since the famed 2005 snow game at Heinz Field where Jerome Bettis ran over Brian Urlacher en route to Super Bowl 40.
Could the Steelers beat the Bears and end their losing streak vs. Chicago, all while extending their Monday night streak? The Steelers won the opening coin toss and elected to defer their possession to the start of the second half.
Justin Fields and the Bears’ offense took the field, but it was short-lived after a three-and-out. With tremendous field position, it took a Ben Roethlisberger pass to Chase Claypool and a James Washington jet sweep run to move the ball into the red-zone. From there Najee Harris did the rest with his first rushing touchdown of the game.
Starting off strong @ohthatsNajee22 | : ESPN pic.twitter.com/GRl2AqdzQQ— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) November 9, 2021
The Chris Boswell point after was good, making the score 7-0 with 9:42 left in the first quarter.
Another Chicago three-and-out gave the Steelers phenomenal field position, but the Steelers weren’t able to do anything with it and Pressley Harvin was called on for duty for the first time in the game. On the next Chicago possession a Fields pass was knocked down at the line of scrimmage and gobbled up by Cam Heyward for his second career interception.
The Steelers converted on a 4th and 1 at the end of the first quarter.