It's been a while since the Steelers were three-point underdogs at home on primetime, but the fact the Steelers are 0-2 overall and 0-2 against the spread doesn't suggest they're being discounted in Sunday night's game against the visiting Chicago Bears.
The good news for the Steelers they don't play against the spread directly. The team they do, the Bears, are a few plays away from being 0-2 themselves, and this is their first road game.
Look for Chicago to continue attacking the width of the field offensively, looking for deep seam throws to wide receiver Brandon Marshall and tight end Martellus Bennett. Defensive end Julius Peppers is off to something of a quiet start, but a match-up tonight against Steelers left tackle Mike Adams is in his favor.
Helping in that will be the return of tight end Heath Miller, who will play for the first time since tearing his ACL in Week 16 of the 2013 season.
Kickoff is at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Teams: Bears at Steelers
Time: 8:30 p.m. ET
Date: Sept. 22, 2013
Location: Heinz Field
TV and Radio Schedule: NBC Sunday Night Football, Steelers Radio Network: WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970)
Announcers: Al Michaels (play-by-play), Cris Collinsworth (color)
Online streaming: NBC LiveExtra (only available through certain cable providers)
Bears SB Nation site: Windy City Gridiron
Odds: Bears -3
Weather: 56 degrees, wind NNW 5 m.p.h.
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