Chicago Bears vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: Offensive grades

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Offensive Line: A-

For the first time this season, the Chicago Bears finally got above-average play from their offensive line as a unit. And in the end, they deserve credit for this one as much as the running backs do for winning this game.

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Kyle Long’s return to the starting lineup went as well as the Bears could have hoped. Well, for one, he finished the game with both his ankles still intact. Secondly, his physicality at his old right guard spot absolutely opened up the running game for Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen.

And once Josh Sitton gets healthy, one can imagine that this running game could get even more formidable.

Also, Bobby Massie arguably saved the game for the Chicago Bears by recovering Tarik Cohen’s late fumble. That’s arguably the best play he’s made all season.

Their only true blemish from this game was that ridiculous false start penalty from the half-yard line that arguably cost them a touchdown. Given that the Bears eventually won the game on their backs, you can’t help but give them their due anyway.

As far as the passing game, the Bears gave Mike Glennon ample time to throw the football. It’s not their fault he didn’t feel like taking advantage of it.

Hmm…an offensive line that can excel at running the football and provide decent protection. Again, sounds like the kind of offense that a rookie quarterback could feel comfortable in…