The Chicago Bears got off to a quick start in the first half of their game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday Night.
The Bears had an impressive opening drive to start the game that ate up for the first 6:58 of the game and took 13 plays. However, the drive’s momentum was thwarted when the Bears were forced to take a timeout because of an expiring play clock. Nonetheless, the drive concluded with a Robbie Gould field goal.
After a fumble by Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger set up the Bears’ offense with a short field, Bears’ running back Matt Forte capped off a 4-play, 17-yard drive with a touchdown.
A three and out by the Steelers’ offense set the Bears up at their own 40-yard line. The Bears proceeded to go on a 5-play, 61-yard drive that ended with a Michael Bush goal-line touchdown.
After the first quarter, the Bears had a 17-0 lead over the Steelers.
The Steelers managed to get on the scoreboard in the second quarter with a Shaun Suisham field goal.
On the next Steelers’ possession, Roethlisberger threw an interception that was returned by the Bears’ safety Major Wright for a touchdown.
Roethlisberger rebounded on the Steelers’ next offensive series as the quarterback threw a 33-yard pass to wide receiver Antonio Brown for a touchdown. A roughing the kicker penalty on Anthony Walters kept the series alive after the Bears stopped the Steelers on third down.
At the end of the first half, the Bears have a 24-10 lead over the Steelers.