Saturday, September 21, 2013

DA Bears @ Pittsburgh: Preview

Chicago Bears (2-0) @ Steelers

Sunday, September 22, 2013
8:30 p.m. ET NBC

Steelers have not experienced an 0-3 start since 2000. Moreover, only three teams who started the season 0-3 have made the playoffs since 1990.

Tony Dungy on the Steelers tomorrow: "Ben Roethlisberger is going to have to win games for the Steelers. They've got to play it differently than they have in the past, get rid of the ball quicker, run the ball, take the pressure off Ben..."

Steelers offense has only rushed for 75 yards (Bears 208). They've only put up 19 points on the scoreboard (Bears 51 points). Those two conspicuous stats alone tells a large part of the story regarding the team's miserable performance and start this season. In addition, Ben's thrown only 2 TD's along with 2 interceptions. He's completed about 58% of his passes. He's thrown for 397 yards (Bears 526).

Defense has yet to record a takeaway.

"There's been a problem with our functioning, " said Coach Tomlin. "There's been a problem with our production."

  • Heath Miller is listed as probable for tomorrow's game.
  • Last week, Bears forced 6 turnovers. Last season, they recorded 44 takeaways
  • Ben is 15-1 at home against NFC teams., ESPN, Fox Sports