Steelers slip to 0-3 to start the season.
The Chicago Bears sealed a 40-23 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night to make it three consecutive wins to start the season.
The Bears defense was in fine form at Heinz Field as they forced five turnovers and converted four of them into points to keep the Steelers at bay during a mid-game comeback through the second and third quarters.
Pittsburgh closed a 21-point deficit to just four points at one stage, but couldn’t complete the fightback as they stumbled their way to the franchise’s worst start to a season since 2000.
Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed 26 of 41 passes for 406 yards and threw two touchdowns to Antonio Brown. However, he also fumbled twice and threw two interceptions.
In contrast, opposite number Jay Cutler passed for 159 yards and threw a 17-yard touchdown strike to Earl Bennett with just under six minutes remaining in the game to see the visitors home.
The Bears began quickly as they opened up a 17-point lead after the first quarter, before being pegged back by the hosts until the final period.
However, it was their defense that was able to pull through them and ensure they inflicted another defeat on a beleaguered Steelers outfit who are now unlikely to reach the Super Bowl if the statistically history of the NFL is anything to go by.
For the 10th time since the start of the 2012 season, the Bears returned an interception for a touchdown, and in the process handed head coach Marc Trestman yet another victory.