Chicago Bears vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: Five players to watch

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Who should fans look out for in when the Chicago Bears square off against the Pittsburgh Steelers? Here are a few names.

It’s only Week 3 of the 2017 NFL regular season, and Chicago Bears fans are already getting fed up.

The eternal optimism with which every Bears season seems to start? Yeah, two straight losses to open the season did away with that.

Well, the first loss probably didn’t dampen peoples’ spirits THAT much. If you’re into moral victories, that first game probably made you feel pretty good about the Bears’ prospects. Then, last week happened.

Yeah, let’s not talk about that again.

Looking ahead to this Sunday, the Chicago Bears play the Pittsburgh Steelers for the first time since 2013—they won 40-13. With that victory, the Bears had just started 3-0 in offensive guru’s Marc Trestman’s first year as head coach.

You can all laugh now. Or cry. Scream. Whatever you feel like.

Now, the Bears are working on a sad though not unexpected 0-3 start to this season with potentially major changes on the horizon.

Mike Glennon, regardless of his performance, likely will retain the starting quarterback job at least through Week 4. Fox has already named him the starter this week, and trying to bring Mitch Trubisky on a short week to face the Green Bay Packers isn’t entirely putting their prized player in position to succeed.

After that, though? Nothing is certain. A long layoff between next Thursday and their Week 5 Monday night game against the Minnesota Vikings might be the perfect time to unleash Money Mitch.

And the Bears might need something to distract them from how back the previous two games just went. It all starts Sunday with a 2-0 Pittsburgh Steelers team looking to make the playoffs once again.

Here are the players to watch on Sunday for both teams.