The Bears early-season meat-grinder of a schedule continues this week with the Steelers visiting Soldier Field.
Pittsburgh comes in sporting one of the best offenses in the NFL. It all starts under center with two-time Superbowl Champion Ben Roethlisberger. Big Ben has four touchdown passes in the first two games combined. They also have running back Le’Veon Bell leading the Steelers rushing attack. But probably Pittsburgh’s most dynamic player on their loaded offense is wide receiver Antonio Brown. In just two weeks Brown already has 16 receptions for 244 yards.
“He’s got the combination of speed, quickness, and body control,” says Bears head coach John Fox. “Which for a receiver to go, twist, move to catch balls is critical because the ball’s not always perfectly thrown.”
“One thing that Pittsburgh’s done is they have continuity. You look at them the line’s all the same. All of their receivers are the same even with Martavis. I mean he’s been with them he’s just been suspended. But he’s been on that team. They don’t have any new players. They’ve all been there.”
The Steelers are also stout on defense. With their physical brand of football they’re allowing just over 13 points per game this season. They’ve also sacked the quarterback nine times in two games.
“Their front seven’s really good,” says Bears quarterback Mike Glennon. “They’re one of the top defenses in the league after two weeks. They do a great job pressuring the quarterback giving multiple looks on the back end. Their corners can make plays. So they’re a really good defense that we’re going to be going against.”
The Bears can’t afford any mistakes on Sunday if they want to pick up their first win of the season.