The Steelers opened the third quarter with the football, but unfortunately the only thing they accomplished was a field-flipping drive. However, rookie punter Pressley Harvin was able to pin the Bears’ offense at their own six yard line for their first possession of the second half.
The Bears, gaining some momentum, were able to build on a huge Justin Fields pass to Marquise Goodwin for 50 yards. However, like their last scoring drive, it stalled and ended in just another field goal. The kick was good, making the score 14-3 with 7:43 left in the third quarter.
Needing an answer, the Steelers turned to the air to get the job done. On the first play on the next drive, Ben Roethlisberger hit James Washington for 42 yards to put the Steelers in Chicago territory. On 3rd and 8, Ben Roethlisberger his Pat Freiermuth for his second touchdown of the game.
WELCOME TO THE PAT FREIERMUTH BREAKOUT GAME pic.twitter.com/NAjLONnLWo— PFF PIT Steelers (@PFF_Steelers) November 9, 2021
Chris Boswell missed the extra point, making the score 20-6 with 2:08 left in the third quarter.
The Bears had the ball, and were driving, at the end of the third quarter.