Found September 22, 2013 on Football Nation:
The Chicago Bears travel to Pittsburgh on Sunday night to take on a struggling Steelers team.The Bears will be facing an offense that ranks near the bottom of the NFL in most major statistical categories.For a Bears defense that has struggled at times this season this could be just the remedy for what ails them. Pittsburgh averages just 37.5 rushing yards per game and is 31st in the NFL in total offense.In addition to that they have a banged up offensive line that has had trouble protecting Ben Roethlisberger.Chicago has had trouble getting a consistent pass rush out of their defense and this could be the game where they break out and get a number of sacks.Defensive end Julius Peppers has been nearly invincible through two games and the Bears’ franchise player, Henry Melton, has barely had his name called. Not being able to get pressure on the quarterback has allowed for Bears opponents to convert 51.9 percent of their third downs. That is tied with St. Louis for last in the NFL.Alt...

Bears’ Blitz key in rout of Steelers

“The more things change, the more they stay the same” – Chicago Bears fans in reference to the Bears’ defense in 2013. At its surface, that sentiment would appear to hold up. Sure, the Bears changed defensive coordinators and Brian Urlacher no longer dawns the navy and orange. But Mel Tucker is essentially running the same scheme as Lovie Smith did for years, and the Bears...

Jay Cutler: The man they love to hate

You’ve seen him there on cameras before, sulking in his own shadow, looking doomed for a life of sadness; but is that the real Jay Cutler? To open the 2013 NFL season in his fourth offense in five years, Jay Cutler turned in a good performance, throwing for 242 yards on 21 completions out of 33 attempts, two touchdowns and one interception.  A Rating of 93.2 and an average of...

Henry Melton: Chicago Bears defensive tackle out for the year with torn ACL

The Chicago Bears are 3-0 and appear to be in complete cruise control atop the NFC North right now. But it’s not all good news in Chicago, as the team lost a huge piece for the season this week. On Moday afternoon, Pro Bowl defensive tackle Henry Melton was diagnosed with a torn ACL in his left knee and will miss the rest of the 2013 season. Melton was a huge piece to the Bears’...

Chicago swarms its way to perfect 3-0 start

At the rate the Chicago Bears' defense is scoring, the offense might not be able to keep up. At the moment, that's hardly a problem. Major Wright returned an interception for a touchdown and Julius Peppers rumbled 42 yards after recovering Ben Roethlisberger's fumble for another score as the Bears remained unbeaten with a 40-23 win over the reeling Pittsburgh Steelers...

Bears fear ACL tear for DT Melton

The Chicago Bears do not have definitive word on the health of Henry Melton but the team fears the Pro Bowl defensive tackle suffered a torn ACL in Sunday’s 40-23 victory over the Steelers at Heinz Field a source told the Tribune. Melton was injured in the fourth quarter and was taken off the field in a cart. He had difficulty putting any weight on his left leg. It would be a...

Opportunistic Bears stay unbeaten with win over Steelers

The Chicago Bears jumped out to a quick 17-0 lead, then withstood a Pittsburgh second half rally by making two huge fourth quarter plays en route to a 40-23 victory over the Steelers  at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh Sunday night. The Bears remain unbeaten at 3-0, and drop Pittsburgh to 0-3. Bears head coach Marc Trestman was proud of his [...]

Jay Cutler trucked the crap out of Steelers DB Robert Golden (GIF)

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler had arguably the best hit of Week 3 during his team’s win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night. With Chicago leading 27-24 in the fourth quarter, Cutler took off and scrambled for 13 yards to pick up a crucial first down on 3rd-and-10. Steelers safety Robert Golden made the […]

Bears DT Melton (ACL) out for season

The Chicago Bears said Monday that defensive tackle Henry Melton will miss the rest of the season with knee injury. Melton suffered a season-ending torn left anterior cruciate ligament in Sunday night's 40-23 win at Pittsburgh and will have surgery in a few weeks. ''We lost a very good player,'' coach Marc Trestman said. ''Unfortunately, it's a next...

WATCH: Cutler runs over Steelers DB

Jay Cutler brought his boom stick with him for Sunday night's showdown between Chicago and Pittsburgh. The Bears QB runs over Steelers safety Robert Golden on a quarterback keeper in the fourth quarter.

Chicago Bears at Pittsburg Steelers: Trap Game?

Two teams headed in opposite directions meet up under the bright lights on Sunday night. For the first time under the guidance of Mike Tomlin the Pittsburg Steelers enter a contest two games under .500.The Chicago Bears on the other hand are thriving under first-year head coach Marc Trestman.The most glaring issue for the Steelers is the lack of a running game. Through the first...

NFL Week 3 Wrap Ups: Bears over Steelers

def.  FINAL SCORE: 40-23 GAME MVP: Bears Defense ( 5 turnovers, 2 TDs ) ANALYSIS: The Steelers started to make it a close game going into halftime and through the beginning of the fourth quarter, but Chicago's defense was dominant to start and to end the game. They forced 5 turnovers including two returned for touchdowns. Aside from Big Ben's great connection...

Still perfect, Chicago Bears stymie Pittsburgh Steelers, 40-23

Recap For the third week in a row, the Chicago Bears (3-0) faced a tough game situation in the fourth quarter.  For the third week in a row, the Chicago Bears offense made some big plays down the stretch to pull out a victory. After jumping out to an early 24-3 lead, the Bears struggled […]The post Still perfect, Chicago Bears stymie Pittsburgh Steelers, 40-23 by Jon Vander Woude...

Chicago Bears at Pittsburgh Steelers: 2013 Week 3 NFL Pick

Chicago Bears (2-0) at Pittsburgh Steelers (0-2) I tweeted before Pittsburgh/Cincinnati that I could see the loser of the game still making the playoffs after starting 0-2 and I still feel Pittsburgh could sneak in, even after losing. It was a pretty competitive game either way. If David Paulson doesn’t fumble in field goal range in the 1st quarter and a tipped ball doesn’t...

Unsung but not under-appreciated

Blake Costanzo is a key cog for the Chicago Bears on all four of the team’s special teams units, a player who could have a big impact in tonight’s contest against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Photo: Smokin’ Jay Cutler was back in action against Pittsburgh

Jay Cutler did whatever Jay Cutler wanted against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night. He was Smokin' Jay Cutler.
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