3 reasons why Steelers vs. Bears could be a ‘trap game’ for Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports /
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Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields (1). Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports /

The Pittsburgh Steelers seem like an easy pick in their Primetime matchup against the Chicago Bears. Will the Steelers fall victim to the infamous NFL “trap game?”

A wise man once said, “the slap that hurts the most is the one that is unexpected.” Losing is never easy, but losing to lesser opponents is unforgivable. When teams fixate on their opponent’s record instead of their talent, they enter a trap game. On paper, the Chicago Bears are not a threat to the sanity of the Steeler Nation. Unfortunately, the game of football is perfected by a mantra that states otherwise. Members of the football community understand that anything can happen on any given Sunday.

The test for Pittsburgh, will take place on Monday Night. Here are three reasons why this could be a trap game for the Steelers.

Justin Fields is Young and Determined

Times are hard for the football fans in Chicago. Matt Nagy has been responsible for the team’s performance since 2018. His hardest task to date has been designing an efficient offensive game plan. Chicago has performed multiple experiments with hopes of finding the right solution. Most of which, have included starting a new quarterback.

Justin Fields has shown Nagy and the coaching staff that he has enough spunk to lead his team. The opportunity did not come easy, but the fight was truly worth it. When asked about the decision to start Fields, Matt Nagy responded with promising words.

“He’s grown to this point. He’s earned it. He’s worked hard. And now he has this opportunity.”

Fields has tried his best to adjust to the NFL. His team believes he has the athletic ability to take them to the next level. His 3:7 touchdown:interception ratio has painted a different picture. Chicago is confident that their young leader exudes determination despite lacking experience.

Kieth Butler and the Steelers defense will need to take advantage of every mistake that Feilds makes.