Chicago Bears vs. Pittsburgh Steelers, Week 3


Chicago Bears 40
Pittsburgh Steelers 23
(Don Wright/ AP)

(Don Wright/ AP)

The Chicago Bears defense poached five turnovers away from the Pittsburgh Steelers, two leading directly to touchdowns, and rumbled to a 40-23 win at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

After the Bears catapulted to a 17-0 lead in the first quarter, safety Major Wright intercepted a Ben Roethlisberger pass and returned it 38 yards for a touchdown. The Steelers responded with a touchdown of their own, a 33-yard pass from Roethlisberger to Antonio Brown, to go into halftime down 24-10.

The Bears defense never let up, and in the fourth quarter, linebacker Julius Peppers picked up a loose ball and brought the fumble back 42 yards for a touchdown, staking the Bears to a 40-23 lead with under four minutes remaining in the game.

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler completed 20 of 30 passes for 159 yards and a touchdown. Bears running backs Matt Forte and Michael Bush each scored a rushing touchdown. Forte finished the game with 87 yards on 16 carries and caught 4 passes for 24 yards receiving.

Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was a bright spot in the game, hauling in 9 receptions for 196 yards and 2 touchdowns. The 196 yards receiving was a career-high for Brown, his previous high being 151 yards.

The Bears (3-0) will look to keep their winning streak alive on Sunday against the Detroit Lions. The Steelers (0-3) will attempt to reverse their fortunes against the Minnesota Vikings.

Stat Leaders:

 Passing Comp/Att Yards Avg. TD INT
Chicago Bears
Jay Cutler  20/30 159 5.3  1 0
Pittsburgh Steelers
Ben Roethlisberger  26/41  406 9.9 2 2

 

Rushing Attempts Yards Avg. TD
Chicago Bears
Matt Forte 16 87 5.4 1
Jay Cutler 4 11 2.8 0
Pittsburgh Steelers
Jonathan Dwyer  12  39 3.3 0
Felix Jones  7  34 4.9 0

 

Receiving Receptions Yards Avg. TD
Chicago Bears
Brandon Marshall  5 52 10.4  0
Alshon Jeffery  7 51 7.3 0
Matt Forte  4 24 6.0 0
Pittsburgh Steelers
Antonio Brown  9  196 21.8 2
Jericho Cotchery  3  52 17.3 0
David Johnson  2  51  25.5 0