Coach Matt Nagy is on the hot seat as the Bears attempt to earn their first win since Week 5.
The Bears will look to snap the Steelers’ three-game win streak and earn their first victory on the road since they defeated the Raiders 20-9. Nagy is also making his return to the Chicago sideline after clearing the league’s COVID-19 protocols, though offensive coordinator Bill Lazor is still expected to continue play-calling responsibilities.
Rookie quarterback Justin Fields — coming off a game in which he rushed for 103 yards with a touchdown in his team’s 33-22 loss to the 49ers — is expected to rely on his rushing ability to help the offense gain momentum. The Bears will continue to use running back Khalil Herbert, who rushed for 72 yards last week. He will also have several scoring opportunities.
While the Bears’ offense improves throughout the season, Fields has consistently struggled against defenses that effectively pressure quarterbacks. To that end, Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt leads the Steelers with 8.5 sacks, followed by Cameron Heyward with 2.5. It will be worth monitoring not only how Fields’ line protects him but also how he performs in the face of pressure.
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