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2-0, 1st in AFC North
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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.

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19hJeremy Fowler

Steelers LB Watt won't play due to groin injury

Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears. Right tackle Marcus Gilbert is also out, while defensive end Stephon Tuitt is questionable.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

RT Marcus Gilbert, OLB T.J. Watt both OUT for Steelers vs. Bears. DE Stephon Tuitt questionable.

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Brown says the Steelers' offense must improve (0:28)
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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Antonio Brown makes clear: It's time for the Steelers offense to get it going

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.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

T.J. Watt is holding out hope he can play Sunday vs. Bears, wants to see how groin reacts over weekend. Wants to be smart about injury without re-aggravating it.

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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers DC Keith Butler said Thursday about CB Mike Hilton from camp: 'We said, hey man, why don't we play this guy?'

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Kiper's Rookie Big Board: T.J. Watt

The younger Watt brother missed most of the Steelers' Week 2 win over the Vikings, but he's on this list because of what he did in the season opener against the Browns.

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Are the Rams actually a good team?

Mike Golic Jr. recaps an exciting Thursday Night Football game and discusses the growth of the Rams. Plus, Aaron Hernandez had CTE. And, Ramon Foster of the Steelers calls in.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers injury report after Thursday's practice. Stephon Tuitt participating fully is a welcome sign, but reserve OT Chris Hubbard will start at right tackle unless Marcus Gilbert's injury perks up.

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Answering Week 3's biggest fantasy questions

Should owners expect to see more out of Martavis Bryant? And which Vikings receiver will maintain high-end production: Stefon Diggs or Adam Thielen? NFL Nation reporters weigh in on the burning fantasy-relevant questions this week (and beyond).

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

OC Todd Haley said Steelers offense an 'unselfish group,' having playmakers who want the ball a good problem to have.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell: All playmakers want the ball but "there's only one football. People have to understand as long as we win the games...that's all that matters." Bell believes his teammates feel the same way.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Antonio Brown, appearing for Chunky MAXX Soup, served as part-time coach at Thomas Jefferson (Pa.) HS this week for the soup's 'We fill in, you fill up' campaign. The head coach got a soup break while Brown gave a pep talk and taught routes. Campbell's Soup is 'a brand I grew up with,' Brown said.

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Bell on Smith-Schuster: 'He kinda surprised me' (0:32)
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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Le'Veon Bell said JuJu Smith-Schuster's block on Vikings safety Harrison Smth was so good that 'he kind of surprised me.'

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Steelers' young weapons starting to develop (0:45)

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

Le'Veon Bell has 6,188 scrimmage yards through 49 games - that currently sits fourth all-time through a player's first 50 games, according to Steelers game notes. If Bell records 107 or more yards in Chicago on Sunday, he would eclipse Eric Dickerson for third place.

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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

T.J. Watt (groin) goes through drills at the start of Steelers' practice Wednesday.

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Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

After Steelers defensive coaches let him know about interceptions in OTAs, Ben Roethlisberger wanted to set a no-turnover tone starting in training camp.

Jeremy Fowler ESPN Staff Writer 

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

Team Stats

Passing Yards244.011th
Rushing Yards68.529th
Points For23.511th
Points Against13.56th

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