3 bad signs for Chicago Bears Justin Fields at Steelers

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When the Chicago Bears head to Pittsburgh on Monday Night Football to take on the Steelers, it will be a massive game for Justin Fields. Beyond the fact that he is coming off of the best game of his career, he now gets one of the best defenses in the NFL, and it is on primetime for everyone to see. This could be a statement game for Fields to show his growth, but just as well could be a learning experience for how far Fields has to go.

There are cases to be made for each, but for sure, the Steelers are not going to make it easy. If Justin Fields walk out of Heinz Field with a win, it will be well deserved.

3. Steelers dominate rookie quarterbacks

Since Mike Tomlin was hired over a decade ago, no team in the NFL has had more success against rookie quarterbacks. Credit the defense, credit their experience starting QB, credit the crowd at Heinz field, whatever it is, teams struggle with their first-year signal-caller.

Mike Tomlin enters Monday 26-4 all-time against rookie quarterbacks. The list of winners will surprise you too. So far, Carson Wentz, Brandon Weeden, Tim Tebow, and Troy Smith are the four rookies to knock off Tomlin. You read that right. Even more impressive is only one of those happened at Heinz Field.

So, not only does Tomlin destroy rookies, but it takes a fluke to beat him. Joe Burrow, Lamar Jackson, and Baker Mayfield lost in recent rookie debuts against Tomlin and the Steelers. It would be somewhat historic if Fields could knock off the Steelers.