Steelers GameDay Cheat Sheet: Week 9 vs the Chicago Bears

Steelers GameDay Cheat Sheet is a weekly series featuring a quick glance at the upcoming Steelers game, including odds, records, things to watch for, and how to watch/listen to the game.

Series Notes

  • Streaks: Bears have won past 3
  • All-Time Steelers trail, 7-19-1
    • Last: Bears Win, 23-17 (Sept. 24, 2017)
  • Home Steelers trail, 6-7-1
    • Last: Bears Win, 40-23 (Sept. 22, 2013)
  • Away Steelers trail, 1-12
    • Last: Bears Win, 23-17 (Sept. 24, 2017)

The Coaches

  • Steelers: Mike Tomlin
    • At Franchise: 149-81-1 (15)
    • Overall: 149-81-1 (15)
    • Versus Opponent: 0-3
  • Bears: Matt Nagy
    • At Franchise: 31-25 (4)
    • Overall: 31-25 (4)
    • Versus Opponent: 0-0

Gameday Information

  • Date: Monday, November 8
    Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
  • Location: Heinz Field
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Capacity 68,400 // Natural Grass
  • TV: ESPN, Locally WTAE-TV (see TV coverage below)
    • Steve Levy (play-by-play)
    • Brian Griese (analysis)
    • Lisa Salters (sideline)
  • Satellite Radio
    • SIRIUS: 81 (Chi.), 83 (Pit.), National (88)
    • XM: 226 (Chi.), 225 (Pit.), National (88)
    • SXM App: 805 (Chi.), 826 (Pit.), National (88)
  • Radio: Steelers Radio Network (48 affiliates – see below)
  • Referee: Tony Corrente

Steelers TV Coverage

This week’s game is broadcast nationally via ESPN.

 


Game Capsule

LEADERS STEELERS BEARS
LAST WEEK W 15-10 at Cleveland L 33-22 vs. San Francisco
COACH VS. OPP. Mike Tomlin: 0-3 Matt Nagy: 0-0
PTS. FOR/AGAINST 18.9/20.3 15.4/24.4
OFFENSE 330.4 264
PASSING Ben Roethlisberger: 175-269-1,781-8-4-87.6 Justin Fields (R): 94-158-991-3-7-65.7
RUSHING Najee Harris (R): 128-479-3.7-3 Khalil Herbert (R): 81-351-4.3-1
RECEIVING Diontae Johnson: 40-474-11.9-3 Darnell Mooney: 33-409-12.4-1
DEFENSE 345.7 357.5
SACKS T.J. Watt: 8.5 Khalil Mack: 6
INTs Terrell Edmunds, James Pierre: 1 Four tied: 1
TAKE/GIVE -1 (6/7) -3 (8/11)
PUNTING (NET) Pressley Harvin (R): 44.8 (41.2) Pat O’Donnell: 46.7 (37.3)
KICKING Chris Boswell: 48 (12/12 PAT; 12/13 FG) Cairo Santos: (12/13 PAT: 11/11 FG)

Steelers Notes

  • QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER completed 22 of 34 passes (64.7 pct.) for 266 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 98.4 rating last week. Aims for 4th in row with 0 INTs & 90+ rating. Passed for 235 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs in last meeting. Has 3+ TD passes & 115+ rating in 2 of his past 3 on MNF.
  • RB NAJEE HARRIS (rookie) had 120 scrimmage yards (91 rush, 29 rec.) & rush TD last week. Aims for 5th in row with 90+ scrimmage yards & TD & 4th in row with 120+ scrimmage yards. Has 125+ scrimmage yards in 3 of 4 career home games. Leads rookie RBs in scrimmage yards (752), rush yards (479) & TDs (5).
  • WR DIONTAE JOHNSON led team with 6 catches for 98 yards last week. Aims for 6th in row with 70+ rec. yards. Has 248 rec. yards (82.7 per game) in 3 home games this season. Has TD catch in 3 of 4 career games on MNF. WR CHASE CLAYPOOL had 61 scrimmage yards (45 rec., 16 rush) in Week 8. Has 70+ rec. yards in 3 of 4 home games this season. Rookie TE PAT FREIERMUTH had 4 catches for 44 yards & TD last week. Only rookie TE in NFL with 2 rec. TDs this season.
  • LB T.J. WATT had 6 tackles, 1.5 sacks & 2nd FR of season last week. Aims for 5th in row with TFL & 3rd in row with 1.5+ sacks. Has sack in 6 of his past 7 home games & FF in 4 of his past 5 at home. Has sack in 3 of his past 4 on MNF. LB JOE SCHOBERT led team with 9 tackles & had 1st FF of season in Week 8. Had sack, FF & INT in his last game vs. Chi. (12/27/20 w/ Jax.). DT CHRIS WORMLEY aims for 3rd in row with 0.5+ sacks.

Bears Notes

  • QB JUSTIN FIELDS (rookie) completed 19 of 27 atts. (career-high
    70.4 pct. as starter) for 175 yards & TD vs. INT for 84.6 rating & had career-high 103 rush yards & 2nd-career rush TD in Week 8. Became 3rd rookie QB (ROBERT GRIFFIN III & MARCUS MARIOTA) with 100+ rush yards, rush TD & pass TD in single game in NFL history.
  • RB KHALIL HERBERT (rookie) rushed for 72 yards last week. Aims for his 3rd in row on road & 5th in row overall with 70+ rush yards.
  • WR ALLEN ROBINSON had 5 catches for 51 yards in his only career game vs. Pit. (10/5/14 w/ Jax.). WR DARNELL MOONEY led team with 6 catches & 64 rec. yards last week. Has 5+ receptions in 5 of his 1st 8 games in 2021. TE JESSE JAMES had 1st rec. TD of season last week. Had 120 catches for 1,189 yards & 9 rec. TDs in 4 seasons (2015-18) w/ Pit.
  • LB KHALIL MACK has sack in 2 of his past 3 on road. Is only player with 6+ sacks in each of past 7 seasons. LB ROQUAN SMITH aims for his 3rd in row overall with TFL & 5th in row on road with 10+ tackles. Is 1 of 2 (T.J. WATT) with 20+ TFL (22) & 10+ PD (10) since 2020. LB ROBERT QUINN aims for his 3rd in row with TFL. Had sack & FF in his last game vs. Pit. (9/27/15 w/ Rams). DT AKIEM HICKS had FR in last meeting. CB JAYLON JOHNSON has 10 PD in 10 career road games. CB DEANDRE HOUSTON-CARSON led team with 6 tackles in Week 8 & aims for his 3rd in row with 6+ tackles.

Steelers Radio Coverage

Flagship Stations

  • WDVE-FM (102.5)
  • WBGG-AM (970)

Pennsylvania Affiliates

  • Altoona-WVAM (1430)
  • Altoona-WRKY (104.9)
  • Beaver Falls-WBVP (1230)
  • Beaver Falls-WMBA (1460)
  • Bedford-WBVE (107.5)
  • Butler-WISR (680)
  • Chambersburg-WCHA (800)
  • Clarendon-WKNB (104.3)
  • Clarion-WCCR (92.7)
  • Cooperstown-WUUZ (107.7)
  • DuBois-WIFT (102.1)
  • DuBois-WKFT (101.3)
  • Erie-WRKT (104.9)
  • Johnstown-WNTJ (1490)
  • Johnstown-WRKW (99.1)
  • Latrobe-WCNS (1480)
  • Milton-WVLY (100.9)
  • Saegertown-WUZZ (94.3)
  • Somerset-WNTI (990)
  • Starview-WONN (92.7)
  • State College-WQWK (1450)
  • Uniontown-WMBS (590)
  • Washington-WJPA (1450)
  • Williamsport-WCXR (99.3)
  • Williamsport-WZXR (103.7)

Maryland Affiliates

  • Cumberland-WRQE (106.1)
  • Hagerstown-WHAG (1410)

Ohio Affiliates

  • Fremont-WOHF (92.1)
  • Marietta-WJAW (630)
  • Youngstown-WNIO (1390)

Virginia Affiliates

  • Vienna-WDMX (100.1)

West Virginia Affiliates

  • Fairmont-WRLF (94.3)
  • Fairmont-WMMN (920)
  • New Martinsville-WXCR (92.3)

 

Statistics and game information courtesy of the Pittsburgh Steelers and/or National Football League.

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