3 matchups that favor Chicago Bears over Steelers
1. Justin Fields vs Devin Bush and Joe Schobert
Justin Fields sees Devin Bush, the old Ohio State vs. Michigan rivalry renewed. Of course, when Fields and Bush attended their respective Universities, it was Fields who dominated and Bush who got blown out.
We have to throw in Schobert as well because Bush has been struggling this year and losing snaps to Schobert. Still, when you see an old Wisconsin linebacker against the speed of Fields, you want to favor Fields as well.
The reality is that while it took Roquan Smith a few years to become the star he is today, the Steelers are having similar issues with Bush, their top ten pick at linebacker. Bush is coming off an ACL, lost play-calling duties to Schobert, and has been at the forefront of a few missed tackles.
The reality is that Bush is a rare 4.4-speed linebacker, though, so if anyone will spy Justin Fields it is Devin Bush. This is where Fields must win. Fields was unleashed for the best rushing day of his career last week.
On the flip side, the Steelers have faced Josh Allen, Derek Carr, Joe Burrow, Geno Smith, Aaron Rodgers, Teddy Bridgewater, and Baker Mayfield. Fields is by far the most rushing-oriented quarterback that they will face.
Getting Bush vs. Fields could result in Fields breaking a huge run and flipping this game on its head.