Chicago Bears vs Pittsburgh Steelers
The American Football Conference North is a division in change. It's unfavorable for the groups at the end of long stretches of sustained success like the e Ravens as well as Steelers that they have to encounter the stacked National Football Conference North this season, yet so the NFL routine goes.
The Pittsburgh are coming off an unsatisfactory 8-8 season that saw considerably of their perennial core reach completion of their half-life. Gone are stalwarts like linebacker Casey Hampton and also nose take on James Harrison . In their area are, essentially, concern marks.
The Pittsburgh also could not maintain young talent like Mike Wallace receiver and Keenan Lewis cornerback , leaving the Pittsburghs’ cabinet barer than it's been in years.
The Chicago pair up specifically well versus the Pittsburgh, with a wonderful pass rush to tension Ben Roethlisberger as well as great outdoors protection to lower electrical outlets.
The within coverage might be another inquiry, yet a contest in between going downfield to Brandon Marshall an unpressured Cutlerand a forced Roethlisberger discarding to his hot route should be no contest.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs Chicago Bears
The Pittsburgh were second in the league in rushing yards allowed in previous season, giving up a 3.7 yards each lug and also just tiny 90.6 yards per game. They will certainly require all that and more if they really hope to slow down All-Pro running back Adrian Peterson and the Vikings run game. It appears that also when teams place 8 or 9 in the box, ads was still able to break short big pieces of yardage. But beyond Peterson, the Vikings are restricted.
If the Pittsburgh are to win this, it will be on the toughness of their safety and securities, Ryan Clark as well as Troy Polamalu . Both are superb at filling promptly in run assistance without crowding the line of scrimmage. This safeguards against play activity. If they can do that, it will compel the Minnesota into obvious passing circumstances. When the Pittsburgh control pass/run circumstances, they can rush the passer as well as pressure teams off the field on third down.
This game will be played in London, so the team that performs the roughness of global travel can have a slight benefit also.
FORECAST: Steelers 24, Vikings 21 (3-1)