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On location: Bears 40, Steelers 23

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to kickoff …

Game: Steelers (0-2) vs. Chicago Bears (2-0)

Time: 8:32 p.m.

Site: Heinz Field

TV, radio: WPXI-TV (local), NBC (national), WDVE-FM, ESPN Radio 970

Here is the official live summary.

Here is our Steelers page. Alan Robinson, Mark Kaboly, Ralph Paulk and I will be on the scene. If you missed it, the Sunday column lays out the challenge at hand.

Author: Dejan Kovacevic

Dejan Kovacevic, a lifelong Pittsburgher, is an award-winning sports columnist for Trib Total Media covering the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, Pitt and more, including his fourth Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He also appears on WPXI-TV's 'Subway Final Word’ and hosts a weekly show on TribLIVE Radio. For 2011, he was named one of the top four columnists in the country -- highest circulation category -- by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the top three columnists in the country by the National Headliners Awards. For 2013, he was named top columnist in the state by the Keystone Awards and second-place by the Pennsylvania AP Managing Editors.

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  2. Somebody named Brian Hoyer is starting quarterback for the Browns.

  3. Per DK’s column….Sorry but I see nothing big about this game tonight.
    I look at tonights contest as just another step in getting this tough season behind us.
    As much as it pains me, I feel there is nothing repairable in regards to this years Steeler team.
    We “might” see some slow improvement with the young OL, or here and there with other facets of the team, but I find it overall to be hopeless.
    The good news is the fact that sometimes a team has to head in a very low direction before it starts to rise again.
    That is what I forsee for the Steelers in the next year….

  4. Steelers are terrible and a win at home against the Bears doesn’t really move me.

  5. Good Evening All. Sorry I missed the fun n games Friday and Saturday. Saw the Giants crapped the bed today. Hopefully the same does not befall our footballers. Though, with that offensive line…

    Never Mind.

  6. If the Steelers lose tonight as expected, the game in London will feature 2 teams with 0-3 records. What did England do to deserve this? Will this hurt foreign relations? Perhaps Roger Goodell will issue a formal apology to the Prime Minister.

  7. Hello, All. Posting still from the west coast. We are working to our hotel to watch the Steelers. Not expecting anything fantastic, but sure could use a win after the Pirates loss.

    Everybody else in the division won today, so it would be great to keep up. Hope Bell gets in the game.

  8. Hi everyone. Well if the Steelers lose tonight it will be another bad day in the ‘burgh.
    We all knew Locke shouldn’t have been given the ball. Yuck. And as for tonight let Ben call his own plays because the coaching staff haven’t a clue.

  9. - can the Steelers force turnover #1 on the year?

    - can Forte be contained up the middle?

    - Will Heath be the factor they need to turn season around?

    - Brian Hoyer, another mistake by Colbert? Sure looked like a darn good number 2 for Browns today?

    - Will Tomlin hold Adams and Gilbert accountable during the game and yank them if they continue the “below the line” play. If anyone saw the Jaws portion on Steeler line, it was a horrible sequence featuring Gilbert, Adams and Decastro getting blown apart on several plays. What is “OBVIOUS” is both are awful and they have one player they can put it, it is time.

    - Will we dress 5 TE and only use 2? Will Moye not dress after actually making a play? Will Worilds improve on his .5 tackles? Will Redman improve on his .5 avg? Will Cotchery be featured on end arounds? Will we have the wrong players in on substitution situations? Does Cam Heyward need another year to actually learn the system, remember Russel Wilson and RG 3 and Luck started at QB in rookie years, why does it take 3-4 years to play on this Defense?

    -Dejean hit upon 2 ways season can go. I do not see them winning tonight. Colbert’s complete failure to identify the need for a backup ILB, RB, TE continue to cost them, the failures of Gilbert, Decastro and Adams are killing them. The Bears have 2 rookies starting on their O line, 1sack this year. One day we will find out who wanted Haley. Art or Tomlin?

    - if the Steelers are struggling at trade deadline, then Colbert must look to see who can be traded, already there are rumors Pats would again try for Sanders. If true, it must be done. Same with looking at any player not in future plans including Keisel, Clark, Cotchery, Hood. Can no longer fail to get nothing for assets. Can do better Han possible comp picks.

    - just saw Willie Colon with another penalty, at least some things do not change.

  10. Bounce with me Lunatics!

    WHO RIDE? WE RIDE!
    WHO RIDE? WE RIDE!
    WHO RIDE? WE RIDE!

    LETS RIDE ON 3! 1 2 3……

    IHWT, NOT HALEY BUT HEATHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  11. Disclaimer: I’m a Bears fan.

    Since 1992, the Bears, by my count, have started 47 different quarterbacks. In that time period they have played in three different stadiums, had 4 coaches, 12 losing seasons, 5 playoff appearances, 2 championship games and 1 Super Bowl loss.

    That ladies and gents is a franchise in perpetual transition and turmoil.

    I don’t think any franchise, perhaps in all of sports, can win a game strictly on pride like the Steelers. I would be very surprised if the Steelers don’t lean on pride, tradition and the “Steeler way” to defeat the Bears tonight. Not only do I think the Steelers will win, I believe they will win handily.

    What a game, though. Two storied franchises. Exclusive, national television, One playing to get back in the season. The other playing to extend its lead in their division. Can’t wait.

    • That is a good way to put it, Wisconsin’s Finest!

    • For the Steelers to have had some of the numbers you poster for the Bears above….. :

      Three different stadiums: 1968
      4 different coaches: 1968
      12 losing seasons: 1962
      Wow.

      Since 1992………..
      Championship games……. 8
      Super Bowl losses…………2
      Super Bowl wins……………2
      Playoff appearances……..13
      I wonder if the Steelers have had 47 QB’s since the merger in 1970.

      That is quite the difference in the 2 franchises.
      Looking for a win tonight, but the way the Steelers have been playing, thats a tall task.

      • Thanks, Plan. Good stuff. I was fudging a bit on the stadiums and counting old Soldier Field and new Soldier Field as two different stadiums. If you’ve been to both, then you can appreciate that.

        • I was to the old one. I heard the new one is an abomination compared to the old one. And, Da Bears have had 4 stadiums since 1971.

          Just amazing that the Bears, one of 3 original franchises remaining, have had such a checkered past. Especially since they were founded by the “father of the NFL”, George Halas.

          Since the merger in 1970, the 2 franchises have gone in completely different directions. I still say they made a huge mistake ever getting rid of Ditka.

          • So many if these sports are “What have you done for me lately?” that no one has any time to establish anything as far as systems go (Steelers being an exception). Pushing the panic / eject button has become a way of life…

            See The Cleveland Browns.

  12. I predict 20-17 Steelers

  13. Offense looks pretty simple when Chicago does it

  14. First down after first down after first down after first down …. Way to make a statement D.

  15. Plan,

    That afro is lookin’ hot! Don’t forget the Afro Sheen!

  16. Back away from the cliff, people. The defense held.

    I thought Kion Wilson was horrible last week. Interested to see if he shows any improvement tonight.

  17. Heavenly Crap! William Gay did something right!

  18. Are you kidding me

  19. Ben. No pool or ping pong until you stop turning the ball over.

  20. The Bears are incredible at stripping balls. I’ve never seen anything like it. Routinely do it and score off of them.

  21. Somebody tell Ramon Foster you’re supposed to go inside – out on those blitzes. Pee wee stuff.

  22. Pressure on QB (no surprise)

    Ben not holding the ball safely (no surprise)

    Turnover.

  23. Forte is a dangerous receiver in this offense. Steelers have to plan for that.

  24. And they convert 3rd and 9 and then score

  25. There’s the script for the last 19 regular season games. Offense turns the ball over and it’s an easy 7 points. That drive could have started at the Bears 1 and it wouldn’t have mattered.

  26. 10-0.
    Bets on the amount of points we score tonight?
    Hint : I dont think it will amount to 10……………..

  27. Beating a dead horse: D has to bail out O sometimes. A turnover does not have to be an automatic 7 for the opponent.

  28. Windows tablet commercial has it right………..

    “Oh No, Here We Go Again”.

    :(

  29. Steelers would do well to respond with points on this upcoming possession. Ben needs to take charge. Bears defense is decent but aging. Their d-backs can be exploited. Have to mind their ball stripping ability.

  30. THEY SUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  31. Much like the Pirates bullpen, the over use of Zoltan Mesko will become an issue.

  32. Ben needs to hit Sanders on that.

  33. I am so glad that I won’t have to endure the game next Sunday. I am going to Florida and don’t intend on watching a down.

  34. Rashard Mendenhall back on the team in a 23 jersey because that was quite some tip toeing going on… guess we still have Tiny Tim on the team.

    Sanders…. maybe he should have taken the deal with the Patriots because he’s not getting paid on the first two plus games.

  35. This team is full on melt down mode.

    • Yeah. Dejan was really in tune to that. I wasn’t sold on it. Thought their personnel was too intrinsically good.

      This is just shocking to me. Bears have rookies on their line schooling the Steelers D.

  36. William Gay with one of the worst plays I’ve ever seen.

  37. OMG!!!

    Instead of making the tackle, Gay tries to punch it out, resulting in another 30 yards on the run.

    TACKLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  38. Ryan Clark…. clearly sucks. So overrated with that constant head down tackling approach.

    Can’t lie, I enjoy seeing him suck.

  39. Getting ugly early.

  40. Steelers fans are spoiled!!!!!When is the last time we had to endure football of any kind?

  41. This is the worst team in the NFL. The Steelers. But the standard is still the standard.

  42. Teddy Bridgewater?

  43. Well I can’t watch the carnage so I’ll be signing off now. Have a good night!

  44. Go 4 the field goal Chicago

  45. You’ve got to hand it to the Pirates & the Steelers for doing their part to alleviate the potential traffic issues today. How civic minded of them.

  46. Biggest game….. and Steelers are losing 17-0 in the FIRST quarter.

    They suck…

  47. Note to Haley: Please put Sanders back in the slot, not split wide out.

    Note to Gay: Tackle. Don’t run 20 yds trying to punch ball out.

  48. 17-0. Unreal.

  49. Hmmm, I guess Heath wasn’t the reason the Steelers were losing.

  50. I said 20-17 Steelers so since Chicago got their 17 points, I now just need the Steelers to get 20 consecutive points.

  51. GO HIGH DRAFT PICKS !!!!

  52. There is nothing good here. Just pick someone and criticize them, and you’ll be right.

  53. I swear, if they throw one more WR screen, I’ll throw my remote through the TV.

  54. Second largest 1st quarter home deficit ever according to TV. Apparently, the Eagles opened up a can on the Steelers in the first quarter in a 1965 game for a 17 point hole also.

  55. Gilbert benched !!!!

    Bout time !!

  56. …..and still can’t score a TD with Haley calling the plays.

    What was that WR screen on 2nd down?

  57. Does anyone know the forecast for where that Suck Air above the North Shore today is headed. Hope it’s going east.

    Good grief.

  58. FG for TD won’t get it done.

  59. Clowney or Johnny Football. Let the speculation begin.

  60. WE SCORED !!! WOW !!!

  61. In my mind, the biggest disappointment has been the offensive line. It was intended on being the strong suit but has been a huge liability.

  62. By the way, this defense stinks too.

  63. That spot just over the line has been killing this team.

  64. Kion Wilson and Jason Worilds.

    This defense is still good, but not good enough to hide either of those two weaknesses.

  65. Steelers are like a frustrated teenage male…can’t score big when it counts!

  66. Shamarko Thomas with the big hit on Cutler.

  67. More like it. Need a few more defensive series like that.

  68. Ballgame folks.
    Dont forget to tip your valet parker.
    And, try the veal……………….

  69. Who was he aiming for?

  70. Kelvin Beachum replaced Marcus Gilbert at RT last series, and is replacing Mike Adams at LT on this one. They’re hoping the cloning process is complete by halftime.

  71. Not exactly what we were looking for there.

  72. I’ve rarely said this in my 47 years on this planet, but the Steelers stink. Just awful.

  73. Embarrassin’

  74. No player, no coach, and no front office person is safe after this season.

  75. Ben under pressure, bad throw…. INT for TD and it is 24-3 Bears….

  76. Locke warming up on the sideline.

  77. Lots of empty seats. Lots. Future tweet about an hour from now.

  78. Now, Kelvin Beachum is in at QB. :)

  79. Los Steelers chupan. This is in honor of Hispanic heritage month.

    That is all.

  80. Not let’s take out the one guy (Jones) who was actually playing decent

  81. Turning it to the Emmys now. Might as well watch some hot girls in nice dresses.

    Good night, Loonies.

  82. Let’s petition for Bob Nutting to buy the Steelers and NH to become GM.

    I’m kidding.

  83. I can’t wait for postgame & all the crap about how it will be so good for them to get as far away from all this negativity as possible. On how London will be a bonding experience and blah blah blah. Just wait.

  84. There will be no Ben-Cutch “City of Champions” SI Cover in February.

  85. Which players will be cut after this season? I’ll start:

    Lamar Woodley

  86. Ben’s throws are terrible!

  87. Got to get to 24-17 by half, says Mr. Glass half full.

  88. Too late for meat. A salad it is.

  89. HOLY CRAP!!
    TOUCHDOWN !

  90. Ben threw it INTO…. INTO…. INTO…. the endzone.

  91. We have a pulse.

  92. This one is over in the second quarter. Ben playing like crap. Not that it mattered. Not enough bullets in this team’s gun. This team hasn’t drafted well nor picked up key FA’s since Bill Cowher left Kevin Colbert to figure things out on his own. Dan should reassign Kevin and son Art to the mailroom.

    And I’m actually not sure anymore what exactly it is that Mike Tomlin does…

  93. Sure would be a great time for a turnover

  94. Defense has given up 141 total yards and somehow that has been turned into 24 points. Just unbelievable. You can’t turn the ball over. Especially if you have 1 sack on the year and no forced turnovers.

  95. Troy is moving around the field like superman or is it that superman moves like Troy. One of the two.

  96. whoa… Dwyer just steamrolled Conte

  97. And someone tell me why Dwyer is fourth on a 3 man depth chart????

  98. Mike Adams is comically bad

  99. 21 yard punt. Nice.

  100. I realize I’m reaching here, but the Marlins just tied up the Nationals in the 8th inning.

  101. That show with James Spader looks good.

  102. Okay, let’s go in at halftime and design an end around for Heath.

  103. Pathetic goings on between the Sabres and Leafs as goon and biggest waste of filth in John Scott went after Phil Kessel, which obviously turned the game into a line brawl.

    The league will continue to be a joke on this front until they legislate this crap out of game.

  104. On MLB Network, they have The Lyman Bostock Story on.

    Very nice 1/2 hour program so far.

  105. This may sound bad because I think losing breeds a culture as well but I was hoping the Steelers finished 7-9 last year just to move up 6 or so picks in the draft. But Mike T did not want a losing record on his resume and so he refused to comply.

    If we start out 0-3 and there’s zero hope, I hope we finish 2-14 rather 5-11. Better to have one god-awful year and then totally restock the cupboard with “Steelers mentality” players than reach on the Alameda Ta’amus and Chris Raineys of the world in the middle of the draft pack. Absolute waste picks.

    I think Rainey was picked in deference to Haley who thought he was picking up another Jamaal Charles.

    Then again, even 2-14 might be optimistic in a couple more weeks.

  106. So much for Pouncey and his “recommendations” when it comes to the draft. TD to start the 3rd and were right back in this game.

    HERE WE GO!

  107. Well 31-10 is not insurmountable.

  108. Bennett broke 5 “tackles”.
    Defense is stooping to the level of the offense…………..

  109. Impressive tackling….. not.

  110. I’m thinking that the real Steel Curtain doesn’t whiff four times on that shovel pass.

  111. So, what happening lunatics. A great sports day in the burgh. A pennant race and NFL football! Is that losing thing getting to yinz? Just smile, unless you had money on the home teams…..

  112. Cutler getting just 4.5 yards per attempt. Minus the 55 yarder by Forte the Bears have 25 yards on 15 carries. Somehow they have 27 points. The turnovers are just killing this team. When is the last time they recovered one of their fumbles. They seem to somehow lose them all.

    • Karma. Pure and simple. It is the Steelers turn to rebuild. Chuck Noll didn’t forget how to coach, his team got old. Just like this one did. Unfortunately, the poor cap management has made this a lot more painful…… Just this guys opinion.

  113. Haven’t noticed Miller on the field lately.

  114. Can they go 0-16? Thankfully there are the Browns…the Steelers may be able to split with them.

    • It’s all turnovers. They have other issues but all teams have issues. You rarely win in the NFL when losing the turnover battle. Lose it by 2 it’s almost impossible. A -7 in turnovers will almost gaurentee you and 0-3 start.

  115. Remember back when Bruce Arians was the OC and we’d all whine that they were throwing the balll too much?

    Yea, those were good times.

  116. Nats win.

  117. Good lord can we go to a hurry up/ no huddle offense? We were down 17 pts. not 7. That play to Heath should of been on 2nd down. Lets go dang it. How does Chicago have 27 pts. and Cutler has 90 passing yards, oh yeah 3 turnovers gave them 17 pts.

  118. Need the D to make something happen- strip sack, pick 6, three and out, QB sack- anything.

  119. Did somebody teach Gay how to play worse while he was gone?

  120. A sack. What the sack is going on?

  121. One first down too late, but great job by D.

  122. Hey Ike Taylor, you’re still down by 14.

    A little less strutting and a little more pass coverage, please.

  123. Need TD not FG.

  124. Holy … that was incredible.

  125. Maybe the best touchdown I have ever seen.

  126. HELLUVA CATCH EVEN IF IT GETS OVERTURNED!

    WOW !!

  127. Dwyer’s blitz pick up’s have got us back in the game!

  128. Very nice throw and catch if it stands!

  129. catch of the year

  130. The kick is good! Buckle up kids, this could be a bumpy ride……

  131. Michaels is the “Do you believe in miracles?” guy, right?

    Maybe there’s a sliver of hope.

  132. I never lost faith.

    Anyone naive enough to buy that?

  133. Just checked the rules. It IS permissible for the guys in the black shirts to take the ball away from the ones in the white. Wasn’t clear on that. Can’t remember seeing it.

  134. At 17-0 I knew my decision to watch Foyle’s War would be a good one.
    This team/game reminds me of an 80s Thanksgiving game against
    the Lions. Going to have lots of free time on Sundays!
    Good night.

  135. There is one thing Gay is good at – getting run over. Happened a couple times this game. Remember that AP run a few years ago?

  136. A 3 and out – just what the doctor ordered……

  137. This is definately getting interesting. I wish I was watching the game on TV instead of listening to the game on the radio at work.

    • I’ve been there.

      I was working at a hotel during the A F C championship game prior to super bowl 40. My coworkers were watching the game at the bar while I was stuck at the front desk. I heard a commotion which turned out to be Jerome’ s fumble. I wanted to check out what was going on but I was stuck checking in an ignorant couple who asked me 100 questions. When I finally got to the TV the Colts had just missed their field goal.

      May I ask what you do for a living?

  138. Ben – that’s not a sack of potatoes you’re carrying there……

  139. Ugh. Pump-faking in the pocket is one thing. On the move? Not good.

  140. This game starting to go badly for the Bears. Feel bad for Melton. He’s a good player and the Bears will definitely miss him.

  141. I was at a game in the 80′s against the Bills that the Steelers fell behind 21-0 in the 1st half & they came back to win 30-24 behind Scotty Campbell.

    • 21 is the team record. Also 21 points down at Baltimore in 1997. Pretty sure that’s the day Cowher kissed Kordell on the sidelines.

  142. Great effort by Cotchery!!!

  143. FIRST DOWN!

  144. Gotta stay out of these 3rd and longs – thins the play book

  145. Field goal is good! Bad guys 27 – B&G 23.

  146. That takeaway thingy ?

  147. Brewers beat Cards 6-4. Pirates dodge another bullet.

  148. Timmons having a really good game.

  149. Time for this awful defense to come up small.

  150. Nobody had contain?

  151. The good news is Breaking Bad won the Emmy for best drama series.

  152. Ike – always in perfect position. Never can make a play.

  153. 3rd and 12 and they complete a pass for about 40 yards, sheesh……

  154. This drive is eating a lot of time

  155. Come on D! Clock is wasting away.

  156. Defense in this NFL is predicated on harassing the quarterback and taking the ball away. The Steelers do neither.

  157. That’s a TD. Ballgame.

  158. That looks like a touchdown to me.

  159. Dude was in. Not good.

  160. I feel very strongly that the Steelers will turn it over on the next possession, which gives greater attention to a large problem on the team. TO differential.

  161. Regardless, the defense needs to make a play. They never ever do.

  162. Well, on the way to high draft picks.

    At least they didnt get shut out.

    When does hockey start?

  163. 3 turnovers = 17 Chicago pts. Dang it. If Shark was 5 ’10″ he makes that play.

  164. That’s ZERO takeaways and three sacks. All season. Combined.

  165. Three turnovers by Ben.

  166. Wow if that doesn’t define the season so far nothing does.

  167. Bears D making the impact plays the Steelers D used to make.

  168. Redman missed the block. Why was he in the game?

  169. Steelers trying to out-embarrass themselves.

    O stinks. D stinks.

    Haley, and about 25 players should be fired tonight.

    London now gets the honor of this team.
    God help London………….

  170. I’ve told my friend this going on a few years now SB XLIII was when Ben peaked.

  171. BB is not the QB to rebuild around. It’s almost unfathomable to think, but he may be one of the big changes in the offseason.

  172. Lordy, Lordy…da’ Bears score 40. What a debacle. Turn back over Myron, the Steelers will be back in a couple years.

  173. Well at least nobody else in our division won today. Wait a minute. They all did. Not a good day unless your a fan of small victories like the offense putting up 400 yards of offense. They need splash plays. I don’t know what they need to do to get those but they have to figure it out quickly.

    • They actually did have splash plays. Brown and Dwyer had their share. Problem is, Ben also had three. Three turnovers leading to Bears points.

  174. London’s Calling is great song by The Clash.

    Unfortunately the answer for the Steelers is 0-4.

  175. The Browns think the Steelers should trade Ben.

  176. So we get embarrassed on Monday Night, check.

    We get embarrassed on Sunday Night, check.

    Now we have to get embarrassed Internationally. Especially since the Browns beat the Vikes. Where’s the booze???

  177. Watch Emmanuel Sanders score the Bobby Bonilla / Kevin Young touchdown.

  178. Is it just me but does anyone else think the announcers were biased in our favor.

  179. ANOTHER miss by sanders

  180. surprise…. Sanders fails to catch the ball.

    • I really wish we would have let the patriots take him off our hands in exchange of their 3rd rounder.

      • Heck yes we should have, though Colbert has had way more misses in the drafts since Cowher left. Asking Pouncey about Gilbert and Rainey, hello isn’t that why you have a scouting department. I have buddies too but I wouldn’t recommend them for a lot of things.

  181. Drive home safely folks.

  182. Tomlin looks like a guy who knows exactly what to do to turn this thing around.

  183. I’m back. I see the Steelers teased us a little, but they didn’t really mean it. It’s ending up like we knew it would all along.

  184. T.o. #5 nullified by fact that Bears are out of challenges.

  185. 4th qtr magic from Ben to get that FG that made it 27-23 Chicago.

  186. Trestman rocking the Halas glasses.

  187. That timeout was bush league.

  188. Browns interested in trading accumulated draft picks for Ben.

  189. Out coached, Out muscled, and out classed. Oh well get em next week boys. If we could make it through a full game without a turnover from the offense we might actually win a game.

  190. That ball thrown to an open area occupied by a white shirt.

  191. So, the Steelers season is over before the Pirates. Ouch.

  192. I’ll just reiterate my 10:09 p.m. post.

    Say Goodbye to Hollywood for the Steelers.

    Couldn’t resist the Billy Joel reference after London Calling.

  193. Well we might be on the clock or right after JVille, but enjoy them folks. This probably will be the last year for a lot of our vets. Diesel, Troy, Clark, maybe Ike.

  194. “This is an unacceptable result. The men wearing the black and gold recognize these shortcomings. No fish n’ chips in England.” Potential Post-game presser.

  195. Another players-only meeting was just held.

    No more checkers, or books in the locker room.

    And the only video game allowed is Nintendo’s Animal farm………………

    GO HIGH DRAFT PICKS !!!!!

  196. For me, this game came down to: Chicago qb better than Steeler qb under duress tonight.

  197. 0-3 Vikings against 0-3 Steelers in London next week.

    I wonder if Ben will tweet about the number of Brits who don’t show up.

  198. Am I the only one who is amazed Felix Jones disappeared? Best back on the team. 1 turn over Ben had 3.

  199. Loved seeing Heath Miller playing again, almost as much as Ben did.

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