Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Chicago Bears

PIT
17
CHI
23
FINAL
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PIT 0773017
CHI 71000623

Game Information
Location: Soldier Field Chicago, Illinois
Attendance: 62,172

CHICAGO (AP) Jordan Howard pushed through the pain in his right shoulder to give the Bears the lift they needed.

Howard scored on a 19-yard run in overtime to lead Chicago to a 23-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

Howard's winning score came two plays after rookie Tarik Cohen broke off an electric run for what appeared to be a 73-yard game-winning touchdown . But he was ruled out at the Pittsburgh 37. Howard took over from there and got a big assist as he ran along the left side. Deonte Thompson might have grabbed Pittsburgh's Artie Burns while pushing him out of bounds. But no flag was thrown, and the Bears (1-2) came away with a surprising victory.

"You always dream about stuff like that but it never happens so it was real crazy," Howard said. "Definitely, it was a very wacky game but through everything that happened we found a way to win."

Howard came up clutching his right shoulder - which has bothered him since the opener - several times and wasn't sure he would make it through this game.

He wound up with 138 of Chicago's 220 yards rushing and two touchdown runs. It was just what the Bears needed with quarterback Mike Glennon delivering another lackluster performance.

The Steelers (2-1) stayed off the sideline for the national anthem in the wake of President Donald Trump's comments that players who kneel in protest should be fired. Left tackle Alejandro Villanueva - an Army veteran - stood near the tunnel with his hand over his heart.

Once the game ended, they found themselves in a familiar spot - losing to a lesser team and losing in Chicago, where they are 1-13 against the Bears.

The Steelers have had at least one head-scratching loss every year going back to 2012.

Last year, Pittsburgh fell 34-3 to Philadelphia, which finished with a losing record. In 2015, the Steelers were surging toward a playoff spot, when they lost late in the season to a Baltimore team that went 5-11.

Despite the victory, Glennon did nothing to stop the calls in Chicago for No. 2 overall draft pick Mitchell Trubisky, throwing for just 101 yards with a touchdown and interception.

Marcus Cooper committed an inexplicable fumble after the Bears blocked a field goal in the closing seconds of the half. With a clear path to the end zone, he slowed down and had the ball poked away at the 1.

But the Bears won for just the first time in nine September games over three seasons under coach John Fox.

Ben Roethlisberger blamed himself for Pittsburgh's loss.

"I think I was off today," he said after throwing for 235 yards and a touchdown. "For whatever reason, I did not make all the throws I normally would and make the plays I normally should."

Antonio Brown had 110 yards receiving and a touchdown. And Le'Veon Bell ran for 61 yards and a TD for Pittsburgh.

KEEP GOING

The Bears led 17-7 at halftime following a wild sequence in the closing seconds that included Cooper's fumble after Chicago's Sherrick McManis blocked a 35-yard field goal. After Cooper slowed down, the Steelers' Vance McDonald knocked the ball out of his hands at the 1.

With the ball bouncing in the end zone, holder Jordan Berry swatted it out the back with his right hand.

The officials initially ruled a touchback. Fox argued, and after a lengthy review, the ball was placed about a half yard from the goal line.

Chicago settled for a field goal after left tackle Charles Leno Jr. got flagged for a false start.

"It was just a mistake on my part," Cooper said. "I didn't think he was that close to me and slowed down and the guy made a great play."

QUOTABLE

Cohen on his big run in OT: "I definitely know that I scored a touchdown. I definitely shot that dagger 3 like Ray Allen, and I feel like I finished that game."

LONG BACK

Chicago's Kyle Long started at right guard for the Bears after being sidelined since Nov. 13 because of a right ankle injury.

INJURIES

Steelers: TE Jesse James suffered a shoulder injury on a hard hit by Kyle Fuller following a second-quarter catch but returned in the second half. ... G Ramon Foster hurt his left hand in the first quarter. ... S Sean Davis left with an ankle injury in the second half.

Bears: C Hroniss Grasu hurt his hand in the first half.

UP NEXT

Steelers: Visit Baltimore on Oct. 1.

Bears: Visit Green Bay on Thursday night.

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1st Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Steelers Bears
09:09 Jordan Howard 3 yd run (Connor Barth kick) 0 7

2nd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Steelers Bears
05:42 Antonio Brown 7 yd pass from Ben Roethlisberger (Chris Boswell kick) 7 7
00:43 Adam Shaheen 2 yd pass from Mike Glennon (Connor Barth kick) 7 14
00:00 Connor Barth 24 yd FG 7 17

3rd Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Steelers Bears
06:43 Le'Veon Bell 1 yd run (Chris Boswell kick) 14 17

4th Quarter Summary
Time Team Play Detail Steelers Bears
08:03 Chris Boswell 32 yd FG 17 17

Overtime Summary
Time Team Play Detail Steelers Bears
13:27 Jordan Howard 19 yd run 17 23

Team Stats
  Pittsburgh Chicago
1st Downs 19 18
Total Yards 282 306
Passing 212 84
Passing Completions/Attempts 22-39 15-22
Yards/Pass 5.0 3.5
Rushing 70 222
Rushing Attempts 17 38
Yards/Rush 4.1 5.8
Turnovers 2 2
Fumbles Lost 2 1
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Possession 27:34 33:59

Pittsburgh Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Ben Roethlisberger 22 39 235 6.0 1 0

Chicago Passing
Player CP ATT YDS AVG TD INT
Mike Glennon 15 22 101 4.6 1 1

Pittsburgh Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Le'Veon Bell 15 61 4.1 1 13
Ben Roethlisberger 1 6 6.0 0 6
Terrell Watson 1 3 3.0 0 3

Chicago Rushing
Player ATT YDS AVG TD LG
Jordan Howard 23 140 6.1 2 19
Tarik Cohen 12 78 6.5 0 36
Mike Glennon 3 4 1.3 0 2

Pittsburgh Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Antonio Brown 10 110 11.0 1 23
JuJu Smith-Schuster 2 39 19.5 0 25
Le'Veon Bell 6 37 6.2 0 12
Martavis Bryant 2 30 15.0 0 17
Jesse James 2 19 9.5 0 14

Chicago Receiving
Player REC YDS AVG TD LG
Jordan Howard 5 26 5.2 0 10
Tarik Cohen 4 24 6.0 0 9
Benny Cunningham 3 23 7.7 0 11
Zach Miller 1 17 17.0 0 17
Deonte Thompson 1 9 9.0 0 9
Adam Shaheen 1 2 2.0 1 2
Michael Burton 0 0 0.0 0
Markus Wheaton 0 0 0.0 0

Pittsburgh Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Ryan Shazier 11 0 0 0
Mike Mitchell 8 1 0 0
Vince Williams 5 2 0 0
Bud Dupree 4 0 0 0
J.J. Wilcox 4 1 0 0
Artie Burns 3 0 0 0
Cameron Heyward 3 0 0 0
L.T. Walton 3 0 0 0
Javon Hargrave 2 0 1 7
Tyson Alualu 2 1 0 0
Anthony Chickillo 1 0 1 10
William Gay 1 0 0 0
Mike Hilton 1 0 0 0
Daniel McCullers 1 0 0 0
Sean Davis 0 1 0 0
Xavier Grimble 0 0 0 0
Joe Haden 0 0 0 0
Darrius Heyward-Bey 0 0 0 0
Vance McDonald 0 0 0 0
Eli Rogers 0 0 0 0
Coty Sensabaugh 0 0 0 0
Alejandro Villanueva 0 0 0 0

Chicago Defense
Player TACKLES ASST SACKS SACK YDS
Danny Trevathan 8 2 0 0
Kyle Fuller 4 0 0 0
Bryce Callahan 3 1 1 12
Pernell McPhee 3 0 1 3
Prince Amukamara 2 1 0 0
Jonathan Bullard 2 0 0 0
Quintin Demps 2 0 0 0
Eddie Goldman 2 0 0 0
Akiem Hicks 2 2 0 0
Willie Young 1 1 1 8
Marcus Cooper 1 0 0 0
Eddie Jackson 1 0 0 0
John Timu 1 1 0 0
Mitch Unrein 1 0 0 0
Sam Acho 0 0 0 0
Benny Cunningham 0 0 0 0
Leonard Floyd 0 1 0 0
Christian Jones 0 1 0 0
Charles Leno Jr. 0 0 0 0
Zach Miller 0 0 0 0

Pittsburgh Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
J.J. Wilcox 1 0 0

Chicago Interceptions
Player INT YDS TD
No interceptions.

Pittsburgh Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Terrell Watson 1 24 24.0 0 24

Chicago Kick Returns
Player KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Deonte Thompson 3 69 23.0 0 29

Pittsburgh Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Eli Rogers 3 15 5.0 0 15

Chicago Punt Returns
Player PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Tarik Cohen 1 0 0.0 0 0

Pittsburgh Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Chris Boswell 1 2 50.0 32

Chicago Kicking
Player FGM FGA PCT LG
Connor Barth 1 2 50.0 24

Pittsburgh Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Jordan Berry 5 203 46

Chicago Punting
Player PUNTS YDS LG
Patrick O'Donnell 6 267 62