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PITTSBURGH STEELERS
COMMUNICATIONS
Burt Lauten - Director of Communications
Dominick Rinelli - Public Relations/Media Manager
Angela Tegnelia - Public Relations Assistant

www.steelers.com

PITTSBURGH STEELERS
3400 South Water Street • Pittsburgh, PA 15203
412-432-7820 • Fax: 412-432-7878

PITTSBURGH STEELERS
(2-0)
at
CHICAGO BEARS (0-2)
Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 • 1 p.m. (ET) • Soldier Field • Chicago, Ill.

REGULAR SEASON GAME #3
Pittsburgh Steelers (2-0)
at
Chicago Bears (0-2)
DATE: Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017

|

KICKOFF: 1 p.m. ET

SITE: Soldier Field (61,500) • Chicago, Ill.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS
2017 SCHEDULE
PRESEASON (3-1)

Friday, Aug. 11
Sunday, Aug. 20
Saturday, Aug. 26
Thursday, Aug. 31

@ New York Giants
ATLANTA
INDIANAPOLIS
@ Carolina

Sunday, Sept. 10
Sunday, Sept. 17
Sunday, Sept. 24
Sunday, Oct. 1
Sunday, Oct. 8
Sunday, Oct. 15
Sunday, Oct. 22
Sunday, Oct. 29
Sunday, Nov. 5
Sunday, Nov. 12
Thursday, Nov. 16

@ Cleveland
MINNESOTA
@ Chicago
@ Baltimore
JACKSONVILLE*
@ Kansas City*
CINCINNATI*
@ Detroit*
BYE WEEK
@ Indianapolis*
TENNESSEE

Sunday, Nov. 26
Monday, Dec. 4
Sunday, Dec. 10
Sunday, Dec. 17
Monday, Dec. 25

GREEN BAY*
@ Cincinnati
BALTIMORE*
NEW ENGLAND*
@ Houston

Sunday, Dec. 31

CLEVELAND*

W, 20-12 (KDKA)
W, 17-13 (KDKA)
L, 19-15 (KDKA)
W, 17-14 (KDKA)

PLAYING SURFACE: Natural Grass
REGULAR SEASON (2-0)

TV COVERAGE: CBS (locally KDKA-TV, channel 2)
ANNOUNCERS: Greg Gumbel (play-by-play)
Trent Green (analyst) | Jamie Erdahl (sideline)
LOCAL RADIO: Steelers Radio Network
WDVE-FM (102.5)/WBGG-AM (970)
ANNOUNCERS: Bill Hillgrove (play-by-play)
Tunch Ilkin (analyst) | Craig Wolfley (sideline)

A LOOK AT THE COACHES

Pittsburgh Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin
Overall regular-season record: 105-57 (.648)/11th season
Regular-season record with Pittsburgh: 105-57 (.648)/11th season
Playoff Record/Years: 8-6 (.571)/seven years

Chicago Bears Head Coach John Fox
Overall regular-season record: 128-114 (.529)/16th season
Regular-season record with Chicago: 9-25 (.265)/3rd season
Playoff Record/Years: 8-7/seven years

www.steelers.com
For all of the most up-to-date information on the
Pittsburgh Steelers, visit the team’s offi cial web site
at www.steelers.com Updated daily, the web site has
the most extensive information on upcoming games
and the most comprehensive news on the Steelers.

W, 21-18 (CBS)
W, 26-9 (FOX)
1 p.m. (CBS)
1 p.m. (CBS)
1 p.m. (CBS)
4:25 p.m. (CBS)
1 p.m. (CBS)
8:30 p.m. (NBC)
1 p.m. (CBS)
8:25 p.m. (NBC/
NFL Network/Amazon)
8:30 p.m. (NBC)
8:30 p.m. (ESPN)
8:30 p.m. (NBC)
4:25 p.m. (CBS)
4:30 p.m. (NBC/
NFL Network/Amazon)
1 p.m. (CBS)

* - Times may change due to flexible scheduling
POSTSEASON

Sat.-Sun., Jan. 6-7
Sat.-Sun., Jan. 13-14
Sunday, Jan. 21
Sunday, Jan. 28
Sunday, Feb. 4
NOTE: All times are Eastern

Wild Card Weekend
Divisional Playoff Games
Conference Championships
Pro Bowl (Orlando, Fla.)
Super Bowl LII (Minneapolis, Minn.)
|

Home games in Bold CAPS

STEELERS
COMMUNICATIONS STAFF

STEELERS RADIO COVERAGE

Burt Lauten, Director of Communications .................... (412) 432-7821
Lauten email: lautenb@steelers.nfl.com
Dominick Rinelli, Public Relations/Media Manager .... (412) 432-7822
Rinelli email: rinellid@steelers.nfl.com
Angela Tegnelia, Public Relations Assistant ............... (412) 432-7820
Tegnelia email: tegneliaa@steelers.nfl.com
Joe Lofton, Media Relations Intern ............................. (412) 432-7800
Lofton email: loftonj@steelers.nfl.com ..................................... x6019
Office Fax .................................................................... (412) 432-7878

MEDIA NOTES
— WEEKLY PRESS CONFERENCE —

For the 19th consecutive year, WDVE-FM (102.5) and WBGG-AM (970)
are carrying all Steelers games.
Additionally, Steelers games can be heard on a 48-station network
spanning Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, New York and
South Carolina. All Steelers’ games will be broadcast in Spanish on
steelers.com.
For the 24th straight season, Bill Hillgrove serves as the “Voice of
the Steelers” and handles play-by-play duties for the broadcast. Joining
Hillgrove for his 19th season as an expert analyst is Tunch Ilkin, the
former Steelers All-Pro offensive tackle. Joining the team for his 15th
season is former Steeler offensive lineman Craig Wolfley, who provides
sideline analysis.
Fans in Mexico can also listen to Steelers broadcasts on Grupo Imagen and games are heard on www.steelers.com/espanol. Stations on
the Steelers Radio Network include:

FLAGSHIP STATIONS (2)

Steelers’ Head Coach Mike Tomlin will conduct a press conference
on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at approximately Noon in the Steelers’ press
conference room at the UPMC Rooney Sports Complex.

— OFFICIAL STEELERS WEBSITE —
Media and fans can read about the latest Steelers news on the official
Steelers website. The site, www.steelers.com, features breaking news
statistics, player biographies and much more.

— MEDIA-ONLY SECTION OF www.steelers.com —
The Steelers Media Relations Department offers a “Media-Only” section
on steelers.com. To sign up for this service, go to
http://www.steelers.com/mediarelations/ and register as a new user
below the left hand navigation bar. Then follow the instructions on the
Media Relations page and once your registration is approved, you
will receive an email and can access all information. If you have any
questions or problems, please email steelersdigest@yahoo.com.

— NFLCOMMUNICATIONS.COM —
Journalists worldwide have access to the dedicated media website
featuring news from the NFL and its teams. Daily releases, statistics,
domestic and international NFL updates and
other information
about the NFL are available.

STEELERS NATION HD RADIO
Steelers Nation Radio is a 24-hour/day HD radio station
dedicated specifically to the Pittsburgh Steelers. It can be
heard on www.steelers.com, the official Steelers app or the
iheart app on your smartphone, and at 102.5 WDVE HD2.
A daily schedule of what is on Steelers Nation HD Radio
is available at www.facebook.com/steelersnationradio.

WDVE-FM (102.5)
WBGG-AM (970)
PENNSYLVANIA (31)
Altoona-WVAM (1430)
Altoona-WRKY (104.9)
Beaver Falls-WBVP (1230)
Beaver Falls-WMBA (1460)
Bedford-WBVE (107.5)
Bradford-WESB (1490)
Butler-WISR (680)
Chambersburg-WCHA (800)
Clarendon-WKNB (104.3)
Clarion-WCCR (92.7)
Cooperstown-WUUZ (107.7)
DuBois-WOWQ (102.1)
Erie-WRKT (100.9)
Gettysburg-WGET (1320)
Grove City-WWGY (95.1)
Homer City-WCCS (1160)
Johnstown-WNTJ (1490)
Johnstown-WRKW (99.1)
Latrobe-WCNS (1480)
Milton-WVLY (100.9)
Mount Union-WHUN (106.9)
Punxsutawney-WPXZ (104.1)
Riverside/Selinsgrove-WVSL (92.3)
Saegertown-WUUZ (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)

OHIO (4)
Columbus-WYTS (1230)
Columbus-WYTS (105.3)
Fremont-WOHF (92.1)
Youngstown-WNIO (1390)
MARYLAND (4)
Cumberland-WRQE (106.1)
Frederick-WFMD (930)
Frostburg-WFRB (560)
Hagerstown-WHAG (1410)
WEST VIRGINIA (7)
Fairmont-WRLF (94.3)
Fairmont-WMMN (920)
Huntington-WVHU (800)
New Martinsville-WXCR (92.3)
St. Mary’s-WJAW (630)
Wheeling-WBBD (1400)
SOUTH CAROLINA (1)
Myrtle Beach-WRXZ (107.1)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
(Subject to change)

TUESDAY, SEPT. 19

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 20

THURSDAY, SEPT. 21

FRIDAY, SEPT. 22

SATURDAY, SEPT. 23

SUNDAY, SEPT. 24

MONDAY, SEPT. 25

• Coach Tomlin Press
Conference: Noon Live on
Steelers.com

• Player availability open locker
room 9:30 - 10 a.m.

• Player availability open locker
room 12:30 - 12:45 p.m.

• Practice 10:45 a.m. 12:30 p.m.

• No media availability

TBA

• Practice 1:15 - 3:15 p.m.

• Practice 1 - 3 p.m.

• Player availability open
locker room 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.

• Post-practice player
availability 3:15 - 3:45 p.m.

• Post-practice player
availability 3 - 3:30 p.m.

1 p.m. (ET)
Road Game
at Chicago Bears
(Soldier Field)
CBS
(locally KDKA-TV,
Channel 2)

• Coach Tomlin available upon
request after practice

• Coach Tomlin available upon
request after practice

• Coach Tomlin available upon
request after practice

• Coordinators available after
practice

www.steelers.com

2017 SCHEDULE NOTES
The Steelers are slated to appear in five nationally televised
primetime games during the NFL’s 2017 regular season, and
on Christmas Day, this season.
Pittsburgh opened up its 2017 regular-season schedule at the
Cleveland Browns in Week 1 on Sunday, Sept. 10 (W, 21-18) and
defeated the Minnesota Vikings in their Week 2 home opener on
Sunday, Sept. 17, 26-9.
The Steelers’ five nationally televised primetime games are
scheduled in a span of seven weeks, including three at Heinz
Field.
Pittsburgh’s three home nationally televised primetime games
in 2017 consist of hosting the Tennessee Titans in Week 11 on
Thursday Night Football (NBC, 8:25 p.m.) on Nov. 16, the Green
Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football on Nov. 26 in Week 12
(NBC, 8:30 p.m.) and the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday Night
Football in Week 14 on Dec. 10 (NBC, 8:30 p.m.).
The Steelers’ two other primetime matchups in 2017 will occur
on the road in Weeks 8 and 13. The team will travel to face the
Detroit Lions in Week 8 (Oct. 29) for a Sunday Night Football tilt
(NBC, 8:30 p.m.), and at the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 13 (Dec.
4) for a Monday Night Football game (ESPN, 8:30 p.m.)
For the second consecutive year, and for the second time in
franchise history, the Steelers will play on Christmas Day. Pittsburgh will travel to Houston for a Monday, Dec. 25 matchup at
the Texans (NBC, 4:30 p.m.).
The Steelers’ bye week will be on Nov. 5 (Week 9).

THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED
The Steelers will log just 6,694 miles traveled during the 2017
season - the fewest miles among all 32 NFL teams:
FEWEST MILES TRAVELED IN 2017
TEAM
Pittsburgh
Cincinnati
Green Bay
Detroit
Chicago

NUMBER OF MILES TRAVELED
6,694
7,662
8,074
8,218
8,318

Based on the estimated round-trip distance for every regular-season road game

@SteelersPRDept
The Steelers Communications Department has
created a Twitter account – @SteelersPRDept – for
media to follow for news and information relating to
the team. The department’s Twitter account is the
the primary platform for how the team disseminates
news and information including press releases,
media advisories, practice and media availability
times and more.

A TRIBUTE TO DAN ROONEY
Throughout the 2017 season,
Steelers players will sport a patch
on the right side of their jerseys in
memory of the late Chairman Ambassador Dan Rooney. The patch with Rooney’s initials - DMR - which
stands for Daniel Milton Rooney - is
lovingly enveloped in black and gold
shamrock to honor, remember and
show love and respect for the man
who was more than an owner, but family to the players.

STEELERS HALL OF HONOR
The Steelers announced their inaugural Hall of Honor class on
Aug. 29 at an event in the PNC Champions Club at Heinz Field.
Twenty-seven members were announced in the class who will be
inducted during a formal ceremony during Alumni Weekend (Nov.
25-26), and the inaugural class will be introduced during halftime
of the Steelers game vs. the Green Bay Packers on Nov. 26.
The inaugural class includes the following (in alphabetical
order):




























Jerome Bettis
Mel Blount
Terry Bradshaw
Jack Butler
Dermontti Dawson
Bill Dudley
Joe Greene
Kevin Greene
L.C. Greenwood
Jack Ham
Franco Harris
Dick Hoak
John Henry Johnson
Walt Kiesling
Jack Lambert
Bobby Layne
John McNally
Chuck Noll
Arthur J. Rooney, Sr.
Daniel M. Rooney
Andy Russell
Donnie Shell
John Stallworth
Ernie Stautner
Lynn Swann
Mike Webster
Rod Woodson

Each inductee will receive a replica of a solid steel football,
which will replicate the original that was given to Steelers’ founder
Art Rooney Sr. by the United States Steel Corporation and United
Steel Workers in 1982 on the occasion of the team’s 50th Season.
They will be part of a display to be located inside the FedEx
Great Hall at Heinz Field.
The Steelers announced plans for a Hall of Honor on Aug. 1.
The Hall of Honor will induct former players, coaches, and front
office personnel who were integral in creating and sustaining the
franchise’s success dating back to when the team was founded
in 1933.

STEELERS 2017 DRAFT CLASS
LB T.J. Watt (1st round, 30th overall): Played collegiately at
the University of Wisconsin...appeared in 27 games, making 14
starts, over a two-year span...recorded 70 tackles, including 17
stops for losses and 11.5 sacks in his career.
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (2nd round, 62nd overall): Played
collegiately at the University of Southern California...totaled 213
catches for 3,092 yards with 25 touchdown catches in 40 games
played (39 starts).
RB James Conner (3rd round, 105th overall): Finished his University of Pittsburgh career second on the school’s all-time charts
for rushing yards (3,733), total touchdowns (56) and rushing
touchdowns (52) charts, while setting Atlantic Coast Conference
records in total touchdowns and rushing touchdowns.
QB Joshua Dobbs (4th round, 135th overall): Compiled a 23-12
record as a starting quarterback at the University of Tennessee,
including 3-0 in Bowl games...his collegiate numbers include
9,360 yards of total offense (7,138 passing, 2,160 rushing and 62
receiving), while setting school records for career rushing yards by
a quarterback, career rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (32)
and single-season rushing scores by a quarterback (12 in 2016).
DB Brian Allen (5th round, 173rd overall): Appeared in 42
games at the University of Utah, making 12 starts, and tallied
62 tackles (44 solo), 14 passes defensed and five interceptions.

STEELERS PRONUNCIATION GUIDE
Tyson Alualu......................... (Ah-loo ah-loo)
Le’Veon Bell ......................... (Lay-vee-on)
Anthony Chickillo ................. (Chick-il-oh)
Matt Feiler ............................ (Fy-ler)
Ramon Foster ...................... (Ruh-moan)
Javon Hargrave.................... (Jay-von)

2017 BY THE NUMBERS
3RD
LB T.J. Watt became the third player in NFL history - first on
Kickoff Weekend - to record 2.0 sacks and an interception in an
NFL debut, accomplishing the feat in Week One at Cleveland.
He joined Charles Glaze (Oct. 4, 1987) and Tommy Haynes
(Oct. 4, 1987).

9
The Steelers have won each of their previous nine regularseason games, including five on the road, dating back Nov. 20,
2016 at Cleveland.

10TH
TE Jesse James opened the 2017 season with his first career
multi-touchdown game - catching two scoring tosses from
QB Ben Roethlisberger. It marked the 10th such game by a
Steelers tight end since 1960 and first since 2012 (Heath Miller,
Sept. 23, at Oakland).

11-4
Pittsburgh improved to 11-4 on Kickoff Weekend since 2003,
with a 21-18 win at Cleveland on Sept. 10

11-182
The number of receptions - a new Steelers Kickoff Weekend
team record - WR Antonio Brown hauled in at Cleveland - for
182 receiving yards - the second-most by a Steeler in a Week
One game.

30
WR Antonio Brown recorded the 30th 100-yard receiving
game of his NFL career on Kickoff Weekend - breaking a tie
with Hines Ward (29) for the most such games in team history.

50
QB Ben Roethlisberger won his 50th game as a starter vs. an
AFC North opponent in Week One, quarterbacking the Steelers
to a 21-18 win at Cleveland.

Tyler Matakevich .................. (Matt-uh-kev-ich)

125

Ben Roethlisberger .............. (Roth-lis-ber-ger)

QB Ben Roethlisberger became the seventh player in NFL
history to record 125 regular-season wins as a starter with a
26-9 win in Week Two vs. Minnesota.

Ryan Shazier ....................... (Shay-zier)
Stephon Tuitt ........................ (Steff-on Too-it)

1998
The last time the Steelers recovered a punt blocked for a
touchdown - LB Anthony Chickillo recovered a punt blocked
by LB Tyler Matakevich in the end zone in Week One at
Cleveland.

47,077
QB Ben Roethlisberger surpassed Fran Tarkenton (47,003)
for the ninth-most passing yards in NFL history, increasing his
career total to 47,077 on Kickoff Weekend.

FROM LAST WEEK’S GAME VS. MINNESOTA

FROM LAST WEEK’S GAME VS. MINNESOTA

THE STEELERS
• Pittsburgh is now 2-0 (1-0 at home) in 2017.
• The Steelers are now 8-9 in regular-season history
against the Vikings, 6-4 at home and 3-0 at Heinz Field.
• Pittsburgh is now 15-2 in regular-season home
openers at Heinz Field since the stadium opened in
2001.
• Pittsburgh has won four of the previous five regularseason matchups against Minnesota.
• Pittsburgh improved to 2-3 in regular-season games
against Minnesota in the month of September (2-1 at
home in the month).
• Pittsburgh is now 26-6-1 at Heinz Field against NFC
opponents in regular-season games since the stadium
opened in 2001.
• The Steelers are 446-282-2 during the regular season
since 1970.
• Limited Minnesota to 67 total yards of offense in the
first half –the ninth-fewest allowed in the opening half
of a game by the Steelers at Heinz Field, since the
stadium opened in 2001.
• Held the Vikings to 16 total yards of offense in the first
quarter – tied as the ninth-fewest allowed in the opening
period of a game by the Steelers at Heinz Field, since
the stadium opened in 2001.

QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER
• Improved to 125-60 as a starter during the regular
season (70-22 at home).
• Became the seventh player in NFL history to record
125 wins as a starter in the regular-season, joining Tom
Brady, Drew Brees, John Elway, Brett Favre, Peyton
Manning and Dan Marino.
• Became the seventh player in NFL history to record
70 home wins as a starter in the regular season, joining
Tom Brady, Drew Brees, John Elway, Brett Favre,
Peyton Manning and Dan Marino.
• Increased his Steelers franchise record for the most
wins as a starting quarterback to 125 (Terry Bradshaw,
107).
• Completed 23-of-35 passing for 243 yards with two
touchdowns for a passer rating of 104.8.
• Has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 45
consecutive home games in which he has played – the
third-longest streak in NFL history (Tom Brady: 47 and
Drew Brees: 60) and the longest active.
• Is now 3-1 against Minnesota in the regular-season
as a starter (2-0 at home).
• Has compiled a record of 33-15 as a starter against
NFC opponents (19-5 at home).
• Surpassed Drew Bledsoe (3,839) for the ninth-most
pass completions in NFL history, now with 3,851 in his
NFL career.
• For the 76th time in his career during the regular
season, he registered a passer rating over 100.0 as a
starter. The Steelers are 68-8 in those games.

HEAD COACH MIKE TOMLIN
• Improved his regular-season record to 105-57 since
becoming the Steelers’ head coach in 2007 (60-21 at
home).
• Improved to 10-1 in regular-season home openers in
his Steelers’ tenure.
• Has led the Steelers to a 2-0 start in the regularseason for the fifth time since becoming the team’s
head coach in 2007, and for the second year in a row.
• Improved to 2-1 as the Steelers’ head coach in
regular-season games vs. Minnesota (2-0 at home).
• Is now 27-14 in regular-season games vs. NFC teams
(16-5 at home).
• Improved to 21-15 in regular-season games during
the month of September (12-3 at home).
• Is now 80-14 when the Steelers hold a lead at halftime.
WR ANTONIO BROWN
• Led the Steelers and tied for the game high in
receptions (five) for 62 yards with a long of 26.
• Has registered at least one reception in 110
consecutive games in which he has played, including
the postseason – dating back to October 3, 2010.
• Has registered at least one reception in 101
consecutive regular-season games – dating back to
October 3, 2010.
• His 16 catches in the first two games of the 2017
season are tied as the third-most in team history.
• His 244 receiving yards in the first two games of the
2017 season are the fourth-most in franchise history.
• Increased his career scrimmage yards to 8,740 – fifthmost scrimmage yards in franchise history.
• Increased his career receiving total to 8,621 – thirdmost receiving yards in franchise history.

WR MARTAVIS BRYANT
• Posted game highs in receiving yards (91) and
scrimmage yards (98).
• Caught the 15th touchdown reception of his
NFL career on a 27-yard completion from QB Ben
Roethlisberger in the first quarter.
• Hauled in a 51-yard catch in the third quarter, the
seventh reception of 50 or more yards in his NFL career.
WR JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER
• Scored a touchdown on the first reception of his NFL
career on a four-yard pass from QB Ben Roethlisberger
in the second quarter.
RB Le’VEON BELL
• Led all rushers with 87 yards on 27 carries and caught
four passes for four yards.
• Increased his career rushing total to 4,164 – the fifthmost by a Steeler in their first five years with the team.
• Increased his career rushing total to 4,164 – the fifthmost by a Steeler in team history.
• Increased his scrimmage yards total to 6,188 – the
eighth-most in Steelers history.
• Increased his career scrimmage yards total to 6,188
– the second-most by a Steeler in their first five years
with the team.
• Broke a tie with Ray Mathews (230) for sole
possession of the third-most receptions by a Steelers
running back in team history.
G DAVID DeCASTRO
• Extended his consecutive regular-season games
started streak to 58 – the fourth-longest active
consecutive games started streak among NFL guards.

FROM LAST WEEK’S GAME VS. MINNESOTA
CB WILLIAM GAY
• Extended his consecutive regular season games
played streak to 162 – the longest active consecutive
games played streak among NFL defensive players.
S MIKE MITCHELL
• Extended his consecutive regular season games
started streak to 64 – the third-longest active
consecutive games started streak among NFL safeties.
DB MIKE HILTON
• Made the first start of his NFL career and tied for the
team lead in tackles with 8 (5 solo) and a quarterback
hit.
LB RYAN SHAZIER
• Recorded 8 tackles (7 solo) to tie for the team lead,
along with a pass defensed.
LB BUD DUPREE
• Made his 2017 debut and recorded a sack of
Minnesota QB Case Keenum for a loss of 11 yards,
increasing his career sack total to 9.5.
LB VINCE WILLIAMS
• Posted his first sack of the season, bringing down
Minnesota QB Case Keenum for a loss of 10 yards in
the third quarter, increasing his career sack total to 3.5.
K CHRIS BOSWELL
• Converted each of his first four field goal attempts of
the 2017 season, from 46-, 29-, 37- and 43-yards out.
• Was his fourth career regular-season game with four
field goals made or more.

THE STEELERS IN 2017

Overall:
At Home:
On the Road:
Neutral:

Regular
Season
2-0
1-0
1-0
0-0

Post
Season
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0

By Month:
September
October
November
December
January

2-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0

0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0

vs. AFC:
vs. AFC North
vs. AFC East
vs. AFC South
vs. AFC West

1-0
1-0
0-0
0-0
0-0

0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0

vs. NFC:
vs. NFC East
vs. NFC North
vs. NFC South
vs. NFC West

1-0
0-0
1-0
0-0
0-0

0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0

When:
When Scoring First:
When Opponent Scored First:
When Scoring 20 or More Points:
When Scoring Less Than 20 Points:
When Leading after the first quarter:
When Trailing after the first quarter:
When Tied after the first quarter:
When Leading at the Half:
When Trailing at the Half:
When Tied at the Half:
When Leading after three quarters:
When Trailing after three quarters:
When Tied after three quarters:
When Outrushing the Opponent:
With 35 or More Rushing Attempts:
With Less Than 25 Passing Attempts:
When Led in Time of Possession:
When Trailed in Time of Possession:

1-0
0-0
2-0
0-0
1-0
0-0
1-0
2-0
0-0
0-0
2-0
0-0
0-0
1-0
0-0
0-0
1-0
1-0

0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0

On Turf:
On Grass:

0-0
2-0

0-0
0-0

When led in Takeaway/Turnover Ratio:
When even in Takeaway/Turnover Ratio:
When trailed in Takeaway/Turnover Ratio:
With an Individual 100-Yard Rusher:
With an Individual 300-Yard Passer:
With an Individual 100-Yard Receiver:
With an Ind. Opponent 100-Yard Rusher:
With an Ind. Opponent 300-Yard Passer:
With an Ind. Opponent 100-Yard Receiver:

1-0
1-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
1-0
0-0
0-0
0-0

0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0

When winning the coin toss:
When losing the coin toss:
When playing outdoors:
When playing indoors:
In overtime games:

1-0
1-0
2-0
0-0
0-0

0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0
0-0

STEELERS-BEARS HISTORY
Series History: Series began in 1934
Overall Regular Season: Bears lead, 18-7-1
At Pittsburgh: Bears lead, 7-6-1
At Chicago: Bears lead, 11-1
Neutral Sites: n/a
Streak: Bears won previous two meetings
Last Regular-Season Meeting: Sept. 22, 2013, in Pittsburgh
Chicago 40, Pittsburgh 23
Postseason Series: N/A
(preseason and postseason record not included in overall series record)

This week’s game will mark the 27th regular-season meeting
between Pittsburgh and Chicago, with the Bears holding a
11-game advantage in the series (18-7-1)...Sunday’s game will be
the 13th time the two teams will meet in Chicago, where the
Steelers have won one of the previous 12 away games at the
Bears (Nov. 5, 1995, 37-34 OT)...the two teams have met
seven times in the month of September during the regularseason, with the Bears holding a 4-3 advantage in the
month of September vs. the Steelers.

2017 TEAM STATS
Steelers
Category
Bears
23.5..................................... Points Scored Per Game ...............................12.0
13.5..................................... Points Allowed Per Game ..............................26.0
19.0....................................... First Downs Per Game.................................19.5
312.5......................................Total Yards Per Game ...............................305.5
68.5..................................... Rushing Yards Per Game ..............................72.5
244.0................................... Passing Yards Per Game.............................233.0
9.......................................................Sacks By ................................................4
1................................................. Interceptions By ...........................................0
31:36....................................Avg. Time of Possession .............................28:08
5.................................................... Touchdowns ..............................................3
0............................................. Rushing Touchdowns .......................................1
4............................................. Passing Touchdowns .......................................2
1........................................... Touchdowns on Returns ....................................0
4-4 ................................................. Field Goals ............................................1-1
42.5............................................... Punting Avg. .........................................51.5
6.2..............................................Punt Return Avg. ..................................... 11.0
16.3.......................................... Kickoff Return Avg.....................................22.6

2017 AFC NOTH STANDINGS
2017 AFC North Standings
Pittsburgh
Baltimore
Cincinnati
Cleveland

W
2
2
0
0

L
0
0
2
2

T
0
0
0
0

Pct.
1.000
1.000
.000
.000

Pts. Opp.
47
27
44
10
9
33
28
45

This Week in the AFC North:
Sunday, Sept. 24:
Baltimore (2-0) at Jacksonville (1-1), 9:30 a.m. (London)
Pittsburgh (2-0) at Chicago (0-2), 1 p.m. (CBS, locally KDKA-TV)
Cleveland (0-2) at Indianapolis (0-2), 1 p.m.
Cincinnati (0-2) at Green Bay (1-1), 4:25 p.m.

THE LAST TIME VS. CHICAGO
Chicago 40, Pittsburgh 23
Sept. 22, 2013
Heinz Field (61,575)
PITTSBURGH - The Steelers could not overcome a 21-point
first-half deficit and lost to the Chicago Bears, 40-23, at Heinz Field.
Chicago raced out to a 17-0 lead by the end of the first quarter.
K Robbie Gould connected on a 47-yarder on the Bears’ opening
drive of the game. On the Steelers’ first possession, QB Ben
Roethlisberger was sacked and stripped by LB D.J. Williams and
the Bears took over at the Steelers’ 17-yard line. Four plays later,
RB Matt Forte scored on a five-yard run to increase Chicago’s lead,
10-0. After forcing Pittsburgh to punt, Forte had a 55-yard run to the
Steelers’ five-yard line. Five plays later, RB Michael Bush scored
on a one-yard run to increase the Bears lead, 17-0.
K Shaun Suisham connected on a 27-yard field goal early in the
second quarter to cut the lead 17-3. But on the Steelers’ next drive,
Roethlisberger was picked off by CB Major Wright, who returned it
38 yards for a touchdown to give the Bears a 24-3 lead. Pittsburgh
cut the lead to 14 heading into the half after Roethlisberger found
WR Antonio Brown for a 33-yard touchdown midway through the
second quarter.
Gould connected on a 32-yard field goal early in the third quarter
to increase the Bears’ lead 27-10. The Steelers then scored 13
unanswered points. Suisham connected on a 36-yard field goal
midway through the third quarter, and Brown recorded his second
receiving touchdown on the night, a 21-yarder, to pull the team within
a touchdown, 27-20.
Early in the fourth quarter, Suisham nailed a 44-yarder to cut
the lead 27-23. But it would be the closest the Steelers would get.
Cutler found WR Earl Bennett for a 17-yard touchdown to give the
Bears a 34-23 lead. And with less than four minutes in the game,
DE Julius Peppers caught a Roethlisberger fumble and returned it
42 yards for a score to give Chicago the decisive 40-23 victory.

GAME SUMMARY
Bears (3-0)
STEELERS (0-3)
TEAM
CHI
CHI
CHI
PIT
CHI
PIT
CHI
PIT
PIT
PIT
CHI
CHI

Q
1
1
1
2
2
2
3
3
3
4
4
4

TIME
8:02
5:05
2:01
13:36
8:57
6:27
10:54
5:38
1:50
10:38
5:48
3:57

17
0

7
10

3
10

13
3

40
23

PLAY
DRIVE
SCORE
Gould 47-yd. FG
13-51; 6:58
0-3
Forte 5-yd. run (Gould kick)
4-17; 1:37
0-10
Bush 1-yd. run (Gould kick)
5-60; 1:56
0-17
Suisham 27-yd. FG
9-71; 3:25
3-17
Wright 38-yd. INT return (Gould kick)
-3-24
Brown 33-yd. pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick)6-75; 2:30
10-24
Gould 32-yd. FG
6-14; 3:23
10-27
Suisham 36-yd. FG
10-62; 5:16
13-27
Brown 33-yd. pass from Roethlisberger (Suisham kick)3-69; 1:30
20-27
Suisham 44-yd. FG
11-52; 4:31
23-27
Bennett 17-yd. pass from Cutler (Gould kick)
9-74; 4:50
23-34
Peppers 42-yd. fumble return (kick blocked)
-23-40

TEAM STATISTICS INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Bears Steelers
1st Downs 15 (6-7-2) 21 (5-15-1)
3rd Downs 5-15 (33%) 3-11 (27%)
4th Downs 1-1 (100%) 0-1 (0%)
Total Net Yards
258
459
Plays-Avg.
60-4.3
65-7.1
Rushing Yards
107
80
Rush Att.-Avg. 28-3.8
21-3.8
Passing Yards
154
379
Att.-Comp.-Int. 30-20-0
41-26-2
Sacks By
3-27
2-8
Punts-Avg.
6-47.0
2-29.5
Penalties
3-25
6-59
Fumbles-Lost
1-0
4-3
Time of Poss.
31:36
28:24

RUSHING: Chi. – Forte 16-87,
1 TD; Cutler 4-11; Bush 8-9, 1 TD.
Pit. – Dwyer 12-39; F. Jones 7-34;
Roethlisberger 2-7.
PASSING: Chi. – Cutler 30-20-0,
159, 1 TD. Pit. – Roethlisberger 4126-2,406, 2 TD.
RECEIVING: Chi. – Jeffery 7-51;
Marshall 5-52; Forte 4-24; E. Bennett
2-22, 1 TD; M. Bennett 2-10. Pit.
– Brown 9-196, 2 TD; Sanders
4-39; Cotchery 3-52; Miller 3-35; D.
Johnson 2-51; F. Jones 2-13; Dwyer
1-9; Paulson 1-6; W. Johnson 1-5.

STEELERS-BEARS CONNECTIONS
Steelers in Bold; Bears in Bold Italic
Former Steelers/Bears
 Bears WR Markus Wheaton entered the NFL as a thirdround draft choice of the Steelers in 2013, and spent his
first four years in the NFL with Pittsburgh.
Area Connections
 Bears DL Eddie Goldman is from Lancaster, Pa.
NFL Connections
 Bears HC John Fox was the DC/secondary coach at the
University of Pittsburgh while Steelers ILB coach Jerry
Olsavsky was a Panther from 1986-88.
 Steelers OC Todd Haley was the WR coach with the Dallas
Cowboys in the in the 2004-05 season when Bears OC
Dowell Loggains was a scout assistant.
 Steelers OL coach Mike Munchak was the head coach for
the Tennessee Titians when Bears OC Dowell Loggains
was the QB coach/offensive coordinator/pass game
coordinator from 2011-13, along with when Bears QB coach
Dave Ragone was the WR coach from 2011-12 and the
QB coach in 2013.
 Steeler STC Danny Smith was the TE coach in Detroit
from 2001-02 while Bears LB coach Glenn Pires coached
linebackers.
College Connections
 Steelers G B.J. Finney played alongside Bears OL Cody
Whitehair at Kansas State from (2014-15).
 Steelers WR Eli Rogers was teammates with Bears WR
Josh Bellamy at Louisville (2010-11).
 Steelers CB Artie Burns played two seasons with Bears
DB Deon Bush from (2013-15).
 Steelers RB Le’Veon Bell played at Michigan State with
Bears RB Jeremy Langford and TE Dion Sims from
2011-12.
 Bears DB Adrian Amos played with Steelers TE Jessie
James at Penn State from (2012-14).
 Steelers K Chris Boswell played at Rice, along with
Bears RB Bryce Callahan from (2011-13).

PIT-CHI SERIES HIGHS
Steelers
Bears

Passing Yards
Ben Roethlisberger
406
Billy Wade
264

9/22/2013
11/24/1963

Steelers
Bears

Rushing Yards
Jerome Bettis
131
Gale Sayers
112

9/13/1998
11/9/1969

Steelers
Bears

Receiving Yards
Antonio Brown
196
Mike Ditka
146

9/22/2013
11/24/1963

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

WHAT TO LOOK FOR

FROM THE STEELERS

FROM THE STEELERS OFFENSE (CONT’D)

• With a win, the Steelers will improve to 3-0 in 2017 and
to 2-0 on the road.
• With a win over Chicago, the Steelers would improve to
447-282-2 during the regular season since 1970.
• With a win, the Steelers will have won each of their last
10 regular-season games, inlcuding six on the road, dating
back to Nov. 20, 2016 at Cleveland.
• The Steelers look to improve to 8-18-1 all-time against
the Bears in regular-season history and to 2-11 in road
games at Chicago.

FROM HEAD COACH MIKE TOMLIN

• A win would improve Tomlin to 106-57 during the regular
season (46-36 on the road).
• Looks to improve to earn his first win against Chicago
in his Steelers’ tenure (0-2).

FROM THE STEELERS OFFENSE
QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER
• With a win, would improve to 126-60 as a starter during
the regular season and to 56-38 on the road.
• With a win, would have earned a victory in each of his
previous six regular-season road game starts, dating back
to Nov. 20, 2016 at Cleveland.
• With a win, would improve to 2-2 vs. Chicago in the
regular season as a starter and to 1-1 on the road at the
Bears.
• Is one 300-yard passing game from notching 50 in his
regular-season NFL career.
• Will become the 11th quarterback in NFL history to
throw for at least 300 yards in 50 regular-season games
and the ninth to do so with one team with 300 yards or
more on Sunday.
RB Le’VEON BELL
• His next 100-yard rushing game will mark the 15th of
his NFL career and will tie John Henry Johnson for the
fifth-most 100-yard games in Steelers history.
• Will break a tie with Barry Foster and John Henry
Johnson (26) for sole possession of the sixth-most rushing
touchdowns in team history with his next rushing score.
• Needs three rushing scores to match Rashard
Mendenhall (29) for fifth-most in franchise history.
• Is 219 scrimmage yards from moving into seventh in
team history (Louis Lipps: 6,406).
• Is 218 rushing yards from surpassing John Henry
Johnson (4,381) for the fifth most in Steelers history.

WR ANTONIO BROWN
• Needs one touchdown catch to tie Lynn Swann (51) for
the third-most touchdown grabs in team history.
• Will increase his Steelers record for the most 100-yard
receiving games in team history to 31 with his next 100yard game.
• Is 103 receiving yards from surpassing John Stallworth
(8,723) for the second most in Steelers history.
• Will surpass Marvin Harrison (563) for the most
receptions in any five-year span in NFL history with 83
in 2017.
• With 100 catches in 2017, will become the first player
in NFL history to record 100 or more receptions in five
consecutive years.
• With 1,000 receiving yards in 2017, would become the
first player in Steelers history to eclipse 1,000 receiving
yards in five consecutive seasons.

FROM THE STEELERS DEFENSE
LB JAMES HARRISON
• Is a half-sack from 80.0 in his career with the Steelers.
CB WILLIAM GAY
• Will break a tie with Rod Woodson to set the record for
the most interceptions returned for touchdowns in team
history with his next pick six of six.

FROM THE STEELERS SPECIAL TEAMS
WR/PR ANTONIO BROWN
• One punt return for a touchdown to break a tie with
Antwaan Randle El for the most in Steelers history with
five.


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