2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
0-2, 4th in NFC North
AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh
12hESPN.com staff

Week 3 NFL predictions: Steelers have edge on Bears

This could be a trap game for a Steelers team that has a record of playing down to its competition, but the Bears could struggle to score without their top three receivers.

play
Trubisky reflects on pre-draft workout with Roethlisberger (0:55)
play0:55

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears rookie QB Mitchell Trubisky reflects on his pre-draft workout with Pittsburgh's Ben Roethlisberger.

ESPN Stats & Info

FPI favors Steelers in Windy City

Big Ben has posted one of the NFL's best Total QBRs through two weeks, and ESPN's FPI gives him a good chance of improving Pittsburgh to 3-0, with odds north of a 70 percent chance to win on the road.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears coach John Fox says ILB Nick Kwiatkoski's pectoral injury is not as serious as the one Jerrell Freeman suffered. Fox says the Bears will not have to make a roster move with Kwiatkoski (OUT on Sunday) for now. Could be back at some point this year.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears RB Jordan Howard, WR Kendall Wright, DL Akiem Hicks and TE Zach Miller all had full participation on Friday.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Good news is that Bears G Kyle Long, WR Markus Wheaton and CB Prince Amukamara do not appear on the injury report.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

The Bears injury report for Sunday vs. Pittsburgh: ILB Nick Kwiatkoski OUT, G Josh Sitton DOUBTFUL, OL Tom Compton QUESTIONABLE.

Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images
1dMel Kiper Jr.

Kiper's Rookie Big Board: Tarik Cohen

Through two games, the Bears are using the 5-foot-6 Cohen as the centerpiece of their offense, as he's the team's leading rusher and receiver.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears DC Vic Fangio thinks CB Kyle Fuller is playing better now than he did in 2015 -- Fangio and John Fox's first year in Chicago. Fangio isn't sure how it'll work in Chicago's secondary between Fuller and Prince Amukamara when Amukamara return from his ankle injury.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears DC Vic Fangio stopped short of declaring CB Prince Amukamara (ankle) ready to play on Sunday. Still trying to figure out if Amukamara is healed up enough to be active in Week 3.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears coach John Fox on Kyle Long's status for Sunday: "It's looking very encouraging."

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears guard Kyle Long (ankle), running back Benny Cunningham (high ankle sprain) and CB Prince Amukamara (ankle) had full participation on Thursday. RB Jordan Howard (shoulder) remains limited.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

DNP: Bears guard Josh Sitton (ribs), ILB Nick Kwiatkoski (chest) and TE Zach Miller (personal reasons).

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

DNP on Wednesday: Tom Compton, Nick Kwiatkoski, Mark Sanchez and Josh Sitton. LTD: Prince Amukamara, Benny Cunningham, Akiem Hicks, Jordan Howard, Kyle Long and Kendall Wright. FULL: Markus Wheaton and Deon Bush.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

"Yes, sir. I do think he is. I think he's running hard. We've got to do a better job up front and help him. It wasn't one guy. It was falling off the block here or there and not finishing the way that we need to up front to help him. When you get him to the second level he's a good back. He's going to break tackles. It's tough for people to tackle him for four quarters. The Atlanta game we were much better than we were against Tampa." -- Bears OC Dowell Loggains on if Jordan Howard is running the same way he did last year -- he's not.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

“I think he played eight snaps the first game, five or six the second. It's just the way the game has been playing out. In the first half, he played his five snaps. In the second half we were in 11 personnel and we're behind and we're throwing it and right now we're using Dion Sims and Zach Miller in those roles in 11 personnel more as a pass catcher. Adam's done a good job. We need to play him a little bit more and we will. As it keeps going on, his role will get better every week hopefully.” -- Bears OC Dowell Loggains on why 2nd round pick TE Adam Shaheen isn't playing much.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Three Steelers defensive starters begin Week 3 as limited practice participants.

Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo
3dJeff Dickerson

Bears LG Kyle Long pushing to return Week 3

Kyle Long admits to rushing and doing too much in training camp to come back from his November ankle fracture, but he believes Week 3 is possible.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears QB Mike Glennon says he's not looking over his shoulder at Mitchell Trubisky.

Jeff Dickerson ESPN Staff Writer 

Bears are definitely pumping up the expected return of WR Markus Wheaton, who hasn't practiced much since camp opened on July 26. Wheaton averaged 17.0 yards per catch for the Steelers in 2015.

Team Stats

Passing Yards233.0Tied-15th
Rushing Yards72.526th
Points For12.0Tied-26th
Points Against26.028th

Find Tickets