Bears vs Steelers: Bear Goggles On’s Week 3 Staff Picks

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Sep 15, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett (83) celebrates with offensive guard Kyle Long (75) after scoring the game-winning touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings during the fourth quarter at Soldier Field. The Bears won 31-30. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The 2-0 Bears head to the Steel City to face the 0-2 Steelers in prime time.  The Steelers are desperate not to get to 0-3 as it will all but kill their playoff chances.  Meanwhile, the Bears could get new head coach Marc Trestman off to the best Bears coaching start since Papa Bear Halas.  Halas people!!!  On to the staff picks, starting with the perfect 2-0 records:

Elijah Zelkony (2-0)

The Bears look better than the Steelers on paper, but this prime time game in Pittsburgh will be tough. The game will be tight for a while, but I see the home team pulling away from the beloved. Lord, please make me wrong.

Steelers 24 – Bears 13

Robert Napier (2-0)

The Steelers look to right the ship at Heinz Field on Sunday Night Football in front of a nationally televised audience. Too many aspects of Pittsburgh’s game are not working for them this season, while the visiting Chicago Bears are just starting to click in all three phases.

Bears 21 - Steelers 10

Mike Praser (2-0)

At the beginning of the season, I really saw this game as being one of the toughest on the schedule. Going into Pittsburgh to face the Steelers on a Sunday night just spelled disaster to me. After two games, not so much. The Steelers offensive line is swiss cheese and the Bears have been playing good football. I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Steelers squeak out a win at home, but right now I see the Bears winning by two touchdowns.

Bears 31 – Steelers 17

4th Phase (2-0)

Jay Cutler will not be Mr. 4th Quarter this week because the Bears will control this game from start to finish. Cutler will simply be Mr. Cool. This is a dangerous game for the beloved because the Steelers are 0-2 and it’s Sunday night… but the Bears are just too good and have too many weapons to lose.

Bears 27 – Steelers 10

Mike Flannery (2-0)

If this keeps up I’m gonna have an ulcer by mid-season, unfortunately I think this is gonna be another close one.The Steelers haven’t looked good so far, but they are at home and their backs are against the wall at 0-2. Their O-line is a mess, but the Bears D-line has been invisible. I think this is the week that the Bears D-line makes an impact led by two sacks from Julius Peppers. The Bears pull out another close one and my ulcer continues to grow.

Bears 24 – Steelers 21

Decon (2-0)

I think this will be a hard fought game and if it were any team but the Steelers, I think the Bears would win in a laugher. That said, I think the injuries that the Steelers are battling through are too much for a Bears team clicking on all cylinders so far. If the Bears defensive line can get to Big Ben and Jay Cutler doesn’t display a weak of “bad Jay”, the Bears could win by more. For now, I will take the Bears in a squeaker and be very pleased with a 3-0 start.

Bears 17 -Steelers 16

Joshua Waupose (2-0)

This game is going to be a test for the Chicago Bears to see how they can stand up to a hostile crowd for the first time this Sunday. I think defense will do just fine as they are a consistant and have many player on their squad that have been around for muptiple seasons. The true test will be for the revampted offense, but I think with Trestman at the helm making the right calls and moves on offence we will see the Bears maintain their first place status in the NFC North and move to 3­0.

Bears 24- Steelers ­13 

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