Steelers Survive The Bears On MNF

11/09/2021 Steelers Survive The Bears On MNF

By: Matthew Cahill

Pittsburgh Withstands Chicago’s Late Push, Take Home Victory (29-27)

Well, that got interesting quickly. The Pittsburgh Steelers narrowly survived a late-game surge against the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football to improve to 6-3 on the season in a game that came down to the last second.

 

The Nail Biting Final Quarter

Despite Pittsburgh heading into the fourth quarter up 20-6 and leading 23-13 with just six minutes left, the Bears turned it on late, scoring off of a fumbled punt return followed by a 16-yard touchdown pass by rookie QB Justin Fields with 1:46 left to put Chicago up 27-26. Ben Roethlisberger then marched the Steelers down the field on a 52-yard drive in 7 plays to get into striking distance for Chris Boswell who hit the 40-yard field goal to take the lead back with just 26 seconds remaining. The Bears then made one final push, only to come up short as Cairo Santos missed the 65-yard game-winning attempt as time expired.

 

QB Comparison

Fields (CHI): 17/29, 291 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT

Roethlisberger (PIT): 21/30, 205 yards, 2 TDs

 

Watch: Bears vs. Steelers Week 9 Highlights

 

Additional Storylines

CBS Sports: Pittsburgh Survives Justin Fields’ Comeback Attempt, Wins Fourth Straight

Yahoo! Sports: Bears Have Important TD Wiped Out by Questionable Low Block Call by Refs

 

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