Oct 22, 2011; London, UNITED KINGDOM; Pittsburgh Steelers former running back Jerome Bettis at the 2011 NFL International Series commissioners fan forum at the Landmark Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Throwback Thursday: A Historical Look At The Pittsburgh Steelers and Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears travel to Pittsburgh to face the Steelers on Sunday. For the Bears, it is their first game against the Steelers in Pittsburgh since 2005.

In that 2005 game between the Bears and Steelers, the Bears lost 21-9. Kyle Orton was the Bears’ quarterback for that game and to the surprise of no one, Orton managed the game by passing for 207 yard and no touchdowns nor interceptions. As for the Steelers, the Bears defense had no answer for Jerome Bettis as the Steelers’ running back rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries.

Most recently, the Bears played the Steelers in 2009. That game was the second career game for Jay Cutler as a Bear. Cutler passed for 236 yards and two touchdowns while leading the Bears to a fourth quarter comeback victory. Sound familiar?

In the history of the Bears’ franchise, the team has 17 victories against the Steelers with only 7 losses and 1 tie.

The Bears are headed into Sunday’s game as the favorites and will look not only improve their record against the Steelers, but also remain undefeated for the 2013 NFL regular season.

Tags: Chicago Bears Jay Cutler Jerome Bettis Kyle Orton Pittsburgh Steelers

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