At 2-0, the Pittsburgh Steelers have done no wrong heading into their Week 3 matchup with the Chicago Bears.
As heavy favorites in the Windy City, Pittsburgh is looking to use this Week 3 matchup to rest injured starters, stay unbeaten, and make needed adjustments before their Week 4 battle with the Baltimore Ravens.
For the most part, the Steelers don’t have much to worry about. They’re hoping to get the ground game going with Le’Veon Bell, hopefully find some deep connections with Martavis Bryant, and for the most part, make sure they don’t play down to Chicago’s level. As long as they can do all three, this game is a complete success.
On the defensive end, Pittsburgh’s biggest worry is the Bear’s running attack. A duel arsenal of Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen, Chicago has developed one of the most lethal rushing games in the NFC. With Howard under performing and possibly missing time this week, Pittsburgh could luck out, but their main concern will still need to be stopping the Bear’s runners from breaking out.
The Bear’s second biggest headline, at least in Pittsburgh, will be the return of Markus Wheaton. The former Steeler hasn’t had the best career in Chicago, dealing with multiple injuries before making his hopeful return against Pittsburgh.
It’ll be interesting to see if he can break a long ball or two against his former team. But on the other end, Pittsburgh has to licking their chops looking for an excuse to give Wheaton the worst return possible.
This one should be in Pittsburgh’s favor throughout the whole game. As long as everything is executed correctly, they should head to Baltimore next week still unbeaten.