Chicago Bears: 4 best regular-season matchups of 2021

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Chicago Bears, Steelers
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Chicago Bears at Pittsburgh Steelers

The battle of two similarly-minded teams, both with previous quarterback struggles and both leaning on their defenses to get the job done. Neither team performed well in the postseason, and both are hoping their offseason quarterback acquisitions will prove to be fruitful.

The Steelers and Bears do not face each other often, but on the rare occasions that they do, the games are always fun. The last time the two faced off, we saw a blocked punt get returned all the way to the opposite three-yard line, only for Marcus Cooper to slow down and have the ball punched out of his hands. Ah, the good old days.

The Steelers and Bears are in very similar situations, and regardless of the outcome, the actual win/loss result of the matchup will prove to be a helpful litmus test for the Bears team as a whole. Seeing how they match up against a fellow defensive heavyweight could be the push they need.