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Week 3 Pre-Gamin’: Steelers at Bears – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Pre-Gamin'

Not that we’d like to re-visit last week’s debacle against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but Jordan Howard averaged 0.8 yards per rush, Mike Glennon turned the ball over three times, and the defense couldn’t keep Mike Evans from having a big game in Week 2.


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So much for building on the positives from Week 1.

Now, here come the Pittsburgh Steelers, a franchise that represents everything the Bears should want to be. The Steelers are a family own team run like a well-oiled machine. They’ve had three coaches since the start of the 1969 season, and each has Super Bowl rings. The Bears have had three coaches in the last 2012, but only one has led a team to a winning record … and he was fired after that season came to an end.

Pittsburgh has playmakers on offense and a defense that has stifled opponents through two games. Chicago is still searching for an identity beyond a much-maligned dink-and-dunk passing game and being good enough to hang tough while not being good enough to get over the hump during winning time.

Two teams at opposite ends of the NFL spectrum meet at Soldier Field in a Week 3 matchup that will hopefully show more flashes of Week 1 than Week 2.


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Game Info

Pittsburgh Steelers (2-0, 1st AFC North) at Chicago Bears (0-2, 4th NFC North) – noon CT on CBS (Greg Gumble, Trent Green, Jamie Erdahl), WBBM-AM 780, WCFS-FM 105.9 (Jeff Joniak, Tom Thayer, Zach Zaidman)

Odds: Steelers (-7.5), Over/Under 44 via Bovada.lv

Game Thread and Week 2 Preview

Your game thread is down in the comments, so let’s have some good, clean (safe-for-work) fun. And hopefully, we can keep the good times rolling.

Your Week 3 Preview lives here.

You can check out who joins right Guard Josh Sitton on the Bears’ list of inactives here.

Coaches

John Fox (128-114 overall, 9-25 with Bears) vs. Mike Tomlin (105-57 with Steelers)

Starting Quarterbacks

Bears: Mike Glennon: 514 passing yards, 2 touchdown, 2 interceptions, 67.1 completion percentage, 81.2 rating

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Steelers: Ben Roethlisberger: 506 passing yards, 4 touchdowns, 1 interceptions, 66.2 completion percentage, 99.9 rating

Bears Expected Offensive Starters

  • QB Mike Glennon
  • RB Jordan Howard
  • FB Michael Burton
  • WR Kendall Wright
  • WR Markus Wheaton
  • TE Dion Sims
  • LT Charles Leno Jr.
  • LG Kyle Long
  • C Hroniss Grasu
  • RG Cody Whitehair
  • RT Bobby Massie

Bears Expected Defensive Starters

  • DE Akiem Hicks
  • NT Eddie Goldman
  • DE Mitch Unrein
  • OLB Willie Young
  • ILB Christian Jones
  • ILB Danny Trevathan
  • OLB Leonardy Floyd
  • CB Marcus Cooper
  • CB Prince Amukamara
  • FS Eddie Jackson
  • SS Quintin Demps

Bears Specialists

  • Connor Barth (kicker), Pat O’Donnell (punter, holder), Andrew DePaola (long snapper), Deonte Thompson (kick returner), Tarik Cohen (punt returner)

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Steelers Offense Expected Starters:

  • QB Ben Roethlisberger
  • RB Le’Veon Bell
  • FB Roosevelt Nix
  • WR Antonio Brown
  • WR Martavis Bryant
  • TE Jesse James
  • LT Alejandro Villanueva
  • LG Ramon Foster
  • C Maurkice Pouncey
  • RG David DeCastro
  • RT Chris Hubbard

Steelers Defense Expected Starters:

  • DE Cameron Heyward
  • NT Javon Hargrave
  • DE Stephon Tuitt
  • OLB Bud Dupree
  • ILB Ryan Shazier
  • ILB Vince Williams
  • OLB James Harrison
  • CB Joe Haden
  • CB Artie Burns
  • FS Mike Mitchell
  • SS Sean Davis

Steelers Specialists:

  • Chris Boswell (kicker), Jordan Berry (punter, holder), Kameron Canaday (long snapper), JuJu Smith-Schuster (kick returns), Antonio Brown (punt returns)

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Luis Medina

Luis is the Lead Writer at The Ten-Yard Line, and you can find him on Twitter at @lcm1986.


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