Through 1 Quarter
The Pittsburgh Steelers are ahead after one, as expected, but they’ll have to keep working the rest of the way. They have jumped out to a quick 7 to nothing lead against the Chicago Bears.
The Steelers have been led by RB Najee Harris, who so far has rushed for one TD and 29 yards on nine carries. RB David Montgomery has led the way so far for Chicago, as he has picked up 28 yards on the ground on four carries.
Pittsburgh’s lead is tied with the biggest they have had this year going into the second quarter.
Chicago @ Pittsburgh
Current Records: Chicago 3-5; Pittsburgh 4-3
What to Know
The Pittsburgh Steelers will take on the Chicago Bears at 8:15 p.m. ET Monday at Heinz Field. The Steelers will be strutting in after a win while Chicago will be stumbling in from a defeat.
It was all tied up 3-3 at the half for Pittsburgh and the Cleveland Browns last week, but Pittsburgh stepped up in the second half for a 15-10 victory. It was another big night for Pittsburgh’s RB Najee Harris, who punched in one rushing touchdown.
Pittsburgh’s defense was a presence as well, as it got past the Browns’ offensive line to sack QB Baker Mayfield four times for a total loss of 15 yards. It was a group effort with four guys contributing.
Meanwhile, the Bears came up short against the San Francisco 49ers last week, falling 33-22. The losing side was boosted by QB Justin Fields, who passed for one TD and 175 yards on 27 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 103 yards. This was the first time Fields has racked up 100+ rushing yards all year.
Special teams collected ten points for Chicago. K Cairo Santos delivered a perfect 3-for-3 game.
The Steelers are the favorite in this one, with an expected 7-point margin of victory. Those who got lucky with them against the spread last week might want to hold off on placing bets this time since the team has yet to string together back-to-back wins against the…