Just finished flipping through the game notes for this weekend's contest against Pittsburgh. Several pieces of information caught my attention:
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger owns a lifetime starting record of 52-20 (.722). Against NFC teams, Roethlisberger is 15-4, throwing 24 touchdowns and posting a quarterback rating of 90.7.
Pittsburgh is 16-4 versus NFC teams since 2003. However, the Steelers are just 1-11 all time in Chicago -- last playing at Soldier Field in 1995.
The Steelers' defense hasn't allowed a 100-yard rusher in the past 19 regular-season games.
Pittsburgh's defense recorded 51 sacks and 20 interceptions in 2008. But the Steelers had just one interception (Troy Polamalu) and one sack (James Farrior) in their Week 1 victory over Tennessee -- and Polamalu is out this Sunday.
Willie Parker (19 yards), Mewelde Moore (8) and Rashard Mendenhall (6) gave the Steelers nothing on the ground Thursday night. A lot of that is because of their below-average offensive line -- which also surrendered four sacks.
Nobody said it was going to be easy -- but the Steelers have some flaws the Bears can exploit. More from Halas Hall on Wednesday.
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