What we learned from the Chicago Bears win over the Pittsburgh Steelers

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What we learned from the Chicago Bears 23-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Chicago Bears won a game!

The team now has a 1-2 record, which is impressive considering many (including myself) had them as locks to start the year 0-3. The Chicago Bears were able to slow down one of the most prolific offenses in football, which is outstanding and something to build on.

There were miscues on both teams, which really added to the drama of the football game. The biggest miscue was on the blocked field goal return by Marcus Cooper, in which he inexcusably showboated and slowed down at the one-yard line, where the Steelers stripped him of the ball.

The Chicago Bears took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, after a Jordan Howard touchdown. Then, in the second quarter, the Steelers tied it on a Ben Roethlisberger touchdown pass to Antonio Brown. Chicago Bears’ tight end Adam Shaheen caught a touchdown pass from Mike Glennon to make it 14-7. Shortly after, Connor Barth hit a field goal to make it 17-7.

In the third quarter, Steelers’ running back Le’Veon Bell had a one-yard rushing touchdown. The Steelers’ offense was not able to do much more, as they only added a field goal, in the fourth quarter, to tie the game at 17.

Then, the game-winning touchdown was a 19-yard run by Howard. Tarik Cohen almost won it a few plays earlier with a 73-yard rush, but it was determined that he “stepped out of bounds” at the 37 yard line. Here is the Howard touchdown:

The game was thrilling and so, without further ado, let’s see what we learned from the win.