The Bears haven’t even buckled up the chin straps yet and they’ve already caught their first break of the season. I was doing a little advanced scouting as the defending champion Pittsburgh Steelers hosted the Tennessee Titans on Opening Night. I liken this relatively new NFL Kickoff game as the present your parents let you open before Christmas morning, which doesn’t come for most of us until Sunday.
The Steelers beat the Titans 13-10 in OT, but the defeat was costly. The Steelers All-Pro safety (and Madden 2010 co-cover boy) Troy Polamalu sprained his MCL and is expected to miss 3-6 weeks. Check out this clip from NFL.com on the injury. Polamalu was all over the field early on Thursday night, including an incredible one-handed interception.
Since the Steelers head to Soldier Field next Sunday for the Bears’ home opener, this appears to be a big break for the Bears and Jay Cutler. Now they just have to go up to Lambeau to beat the Packers!
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