NFL  > Chicago Bears  > Week 3 Chicago goes to Pittsburgh
September 18, 2013, 08:03 PM
Well, well, well, what kind of a season have we here? Having proved they can play at home against quality teams now the Bears go on the road for two weeks against the Steelers and the Lions. Both of these games will be a challenge, do NOT doubt it. At least we ALL will be able to see just what these Bears are all about on Sunday Night Football.

Good luck Chicago, I feel we are going to be playing a very inspired team in Pitt! They DO NOT want to start off 0-3 so will be pulling out all the stops to make sure that won't happen. I think the Bears are up to it and might even FINALLY have a game that we won't have to have a 4th quarter comeback to win it, but if the Bears come out cold, it could spell disaster. GO BEARS!!!
September 18, 2013  08:27 PM ET

BF,

Pittsburgh,even with all the injuries and losses,can switch up and kick an anass or two,on any given Sunday.

Cincy beat them,So what? [just another team Cincy can beat with a losing record.] So Cincy has proved nothing so far. And still waiting too beat a "good team". So they proved nothing.

As far as Chicago playing Pittsburgh at home? Ifn You win? You've beaten a team,that has had the worst times since last year of losing key players[thru FA] and injured key players that won't be on the field.

On the other hand? Ifn you lose? Peeps will doubt yer teams lofty ideas of the playoffs and beyond.

And yer team still has too play the Ravens and the Browns. The Ravens have lost a step or 2,but can still kick someasses down the stretch.

And then? The Browns,Now here's a team with absolutely Nothing too lose,and can cripple yer key players. [Even ifn you score 60 points on them.]

Nice stats,but no Lombardi there.

And GB/Lions twice and the Vikes in the Division ,one more time.

I think You beat 2 good teams back too back,but gonna wait on the post season celebrations for a while longer.

September 18, 2013  08:34 PM ET

The Bears are off to their usual fast start but can they maintain their momentum for the rest of the season?

September 18, 2013  08:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The Bears are off to their usual fast start but can they maintain their momentum for the rest of the season?

As long as they stay healthy? Yeah.

September 19, 2013  09:56 AM ET

Bears will beat the Steelers guaranteed. You heard it here first.



Da Bears !!!

September 19, 2013  11:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Bears will beat the Steelers guaranteed. You heard it here first. Da Bears !!!

I'll be watching! :))

September 19, 2013  06:27 PM ET

For lack of a better word pride is the main thing that should make the Bears go all out and win this week. Like you said EZ if we lose it will bring out the doubters all season LONG! If we lose then our fall from the ranks of the undefeated will be very far and we will hit bottom very hard!

I think we will beat Pitt, but the reputation of Marc Trestman is that he will NOT allow his team to underestimate or overlook any team. Add in the fact of how well the team in PARTS has been playing and we do have a lot of potential. Unfortunately right now that's all we have is potential.

I'm so proud the way the defense and offense have been playing. But there is a lot more to football than just those two parts. If you doubt that way of looking at it, just think back to how many wins the Bears have gotten just that way. It can go both ways and if we don't stop this special teams/defensive scoring it's just a matter of time till it bites us into a loss. I can't wait until we have a "clean" game that the opponents don't score on us that way.

One very nice thing to me is the way Devin Hester has been returning the ball. With the field position that he has been giving us or offense just becomes more dangerous and effective. Add in Robbie Gould's kicking and we will definitely be averaging more points this year than we EVER did with Lovie as coach! Maybe as much as 7 to 10 points per game!

It's just a matter of time until the Bears get everything "cleaned up" so that this team can really show what it can do. Personally I haven't had such optimism for the Bears since we had Iron Mike as our coach!!! GO BEARS!!!

September 20, 2013  02:08 PM ET

Bears will say all the right things about how tough the game will be, etc., but do they really believe it? Or do they believe they've got this one won, without saying so? If everyone knows it's a tough game, then it's not a trap game. Hard to imagine ever referring to a game against the Steelers as a trap game. But the Steelers have shown they are down right now, so what do the Bears players actually believe?

Show any complacency at all, and it will be a trap game. And talk about pride? What about Steelers pride? Not sure there is stronger pride instilled in players of a football franchise than there is in Pittsburgh. Another interesting game. Seems this season there are a lot more "interesting" games than usual. Steelers D still pretty solid, so watch out if they can right the ship on O. Steelers an underdog at home? Wow.

September 21, 2013  12:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Bears will say all the right things about how tough the game will be, etc., but do they really believe it? Or do they believe they've got this one won, without saying so? If everyone knows it's a tough game, then it's not a trap game. Hard to imagine ever referring to a game against the Steelers as a trap game. But the Steelers have shown they are down right now, so what do the Bears players actually believe? Show any complacency at all, and it will be a trap game. And talk about pride? What about Steelers pride? Not sure there is stronger pride instilled in players of a football franchise than there is in Pittsburgh. Another interesting game. Seems this season there are a lot more "interesting" games than usual. Steelers D still pretty solid, so watch out if they can right the ship on O. Steelers an underdog at home? Wow.

If you have pride it generally shows on the field and it usually shows in the win column too.

Starting 0-2 ... after losing all their games during the preseason ... combined with how they finished last season doesn't indicate that there's much "Steelers pride" on that team.

September 21, 2013  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

For lack of a better word pride is the main thing that should make the Bears go all out and win this week. Like you said EZ if we lose it will bring out the doubters all season LONG! If we lose then our fall from the ranks of the undefeated will be very far and we will hit bottom very hard!I think we will beat Pitt, but the reputation of Marc Trestman is that he will NOT allow his team to underestimate or overlook any team. Add in the fact of how well the team in PARTS has been playing and we do have a lot of potential. Unfortunately right now that's all we have is potential. I'm so proud the way the defense and offense have been playing. But there is a lot more to football than just those two parts. If you doubt that way of looking at it, just think back to how many wins the Bears have gotten just that way. It can go both ways and if we don't stop this special teams/defensive scoring it's just a matter of time till it bites us into a loss. I can't wait until we have a "clean" game that the opponents don't score on us that way. One very nice thing to me is the way Devin Hester has been returning the ball. With the field position that he has been giving us or offense just becomes more dangerous and effective. Add in Robbie Gould's kicking and we will definitely be averaging more points this year than we EVER did with Lovie as coach! Maybe as much as 7 to 10 points per game! It's just a matter of time until the Bears get everything "cleaned up" so that this team can really show what it can do. Personally I haven't had such optimism for the Bears since we had Iron Mike as our coach!!! GO BEARS!!!

BF,

I will be rooting for yer Bears against any other team in the AFCN,As it helps yer Team,and Helps Cincy.

The bottom line is,Can the Bengals help themselves..And the Bears as well.

Ifn both should win? I'm a happy camper.

But,I ain't on the Cincy koolaid train just yet. As i think GB,just may be a little bit better on the field on Sunday,we'll see.

September 21, 2013  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Bears will say all the right things about how tough the game will be, etc., but do they really believe it? Or do they believe they've got this one won, without saying so? If everyone knows it's a tough game, then it's not a trap game. Hard to imagine ever referring to a game against the Steelers as a trap game. But the Steelers have shown they are down right now, so what do the Bears players actually believe? Show any complacency at all, and it will be a trap game. And talk about pride? What about Steelers pride? Not sure there is stronger pride instilled in players of a football franchise than there is in Pittsburgh. Another interesting game. Seems this season there are a lot more "interesting" games than usual. Steelers D still pretty solid, so watch out if they can right the ship on O. Steelers an underdog at home? Wow.

Ripper,

Very true! the Steelers aren't going too just lay down and quit,And they are always dangerous.

So any team looking past them,are in for an unpleasant surprise.

And i think both Teams have alot of pride and it is in Pittsburgh's house.

September 21, 2013  10:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

If you have pride it generally shows on the field and it usually shows in the win column too.Starting 0-2 ... after losing all their games during the preseason ... combined with how they finished last season doesn't indicate that there's much "Steelers pride" on that team.

Signing Haley as OC wasn't a good idea. Ariens was a much better OC.

September 21, 2013  10:50 PM ET

GnG,

Any things possible,so i ain't writing off the Steelers on Sunday.

September 21, 2013  10:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

If you have pride it generally shows on the field and it usually shows in the win column too.Starting 0-2 ... after losing all their games during the preseason ... combined with how they finished last season doesn't indicate that there's much "Steelers pride" on that team.

I don't know what Team yer a fan of,But Steeler fans are about as loyal as most any other Football team in the league.

We'll see what happens Sunday.

September 21, 2013  11:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I don't know what Team yer a fan of,But Steeler fans are about as loyal as most any other Football team in the league.We'll see what happens Sunday.

I'm almost certain that Fargin is a Steelers fan. I believe his last ID was Black/Gold.

September 21, 2013  11:07 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I'm almost certain that Fargin is a Steelers fan. I believe his last ID was Black/Gold.

You are right, but it is nice when a person can see reality and accept it, instead of being a blatant homer, and spinning the issue.

Right now the Steelers are not a very good team, but that does not mean that they can not play a good game a win.

September 21, 2013  11:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Signing Haley as OC wasn't a good idea. Ariens was a much better OC.

Arians left for a head coaching job. Steeler had to sign someone. Who would you suggest they should have signed?

September 22, 2013  01:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I don't know what Team yer a fan of,But Steeler fans are about as loyal as most any other Football team in the league.We'll see what happens Sunday.

I'm a Steelers fan.

And since you know who I am, you already know that.

September 22, 2013  01:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

You are right, but it is nice when a person can see reality and accept it, instead of being a blatant homer, and spinning the issue.Right now the Steelers are not a very good team, but that does not mean that they can not play a good game a win.

Yep ...

I was going to say that but you beat me to it.

And I couldn't have said it better myself anyway!

September 22, 2013  01:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Signing Haley as OC wasn't a good idea. Ariens was a much better OC.

Tomlin admitted that letting Arians go and hiring Haley were both his decisions.

But Arians probably would have bolted for the Cardinals head coaching gig regardless. It's pretty hard to say that he didn't pay his dues and earn it considering what he accomplished as OC.

 
September 22, 2013  10:58 AM ET

Arians left the Steelers foe OC job in Indy. Not the HC job with the Cardinals>

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