Over/Unders for Bears vs. Steelers

(WSCR) – The Bears and Steelers battle on NBC’s Sunday Night Football this week.  Print out the following and play along with your friends to help make your Bears game-watch even more fun.


37.5 per game thru two weeks, better than only the New York Giants
Bears allowing 93.0 per game thru two weeks, 13th best
Steelers can stay bad, but that bad again?
Over/Under for Steelers Rushing Yards:  65.5
Mac – Over             Spiegs – Under

The Steelers have almost no offense, rushing not their only issue
Need down the field guy they lost in Mike Wallace
Brandon Marshall is Jay Cutler and the Bears go-to
Sanders/Brown combine for 131.5 receiving yards a game so far this year
Marshall brings in 108.5 on his own this season
Marshall likely to be matched up with Ike Taylor, pretty good CB himself
O/U for difference in receiving yards:  Brown/Sanders -23 vs. Marshall
Mac:  Steelers WR -23   Spiegs: Steelers WR -23

Defensive line hasn’t yet been what it needs to be yet
The Bears have 2 sacks through 2 weeks, only 3 teams with fewer
Steelers have allowed 7 sacks, 3.5 per game.  Tied for 7th most in NFL
Big Ben hard to get down but this DLine needs to start doing that
Weak offensive line, now seems like the time the Bears do so.
O/U for Sacks of Steelers QB’s:  2.5
Mac – Over             Spiegs – Over

He has been an afterthought so far this year.  1 tackle.  That’s it.
He averages almost 4 combined tackles, sacks and forced fumbles per game in his career.
Just 1 through the first two weeks…on a Christian Ponder scramble.
O/U for Julius Peppers Combined Tackles, Sacks, FF, FR:  3.5
Mac – Under                      Spiegs – Under

252 total yards on year – 138 Rush, 114 Receiving
Bears have 742 total yards from scrimmage this year
Works out to be 33.9% of total offense
O/U for Matt Forte’s Percentage of Bears Total Offense on Sunday: 33.3%
Mac – Under          Spiegs – Over


Jay Cutler has won just once on Sunday night as a member of the Bears (2011 vs. Vikings).   Lost 5 times.  Will NBC make reference to this in word, graphic or lowlight montage?
Sunday Night Struggles –
O/U for Cutler Sunday Night Struggles References:  0.5
Mac and Spiegs both go over

He always gets reference to the point spread or over/under somehow
If game gets out of hand does he do it more than once?
O/U for Michaels Point Spread/Over-Unders References:  1.5
Mac – Under          Spiegs – Over

NBC usually plays up odd media interactions from players/coaches
In discussing Trestman, do they reference Bennett calling him Willy Wonka this week?
O/U for References to Willy Wonka on Sunday Night:  0.5
Mac – Under          Spiegs – Over

The guy is one of the greatest defensive play callers of all-time
Still getting the job done 76
NBC/ESPN/Any national media does make a love fest of him, though
O/U for on Camera Shots of Dick LeBeau:  4.5
Mac – Over             Spiegs – Under

The Bears have more Hall of Famers than anyone with 26
Steelers tied with Giants for 3rd most
Bears have 9 league titles (8 NFL Championships, 1 Super Bowl)
Steelers have 6 titles (all Super Bowls, most of any franchise)
How many times do we hear “Rooney’s”, “Halas”:  3.5
Mac – Under          Spiegs – Under

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