PITTSBURGH — The
Major Wright returned an interception 38 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter, and
Roethlisberger completed 26 of 41 passes for 406 yards and threw two touchdowns to
Jay Cutler passed for 159 yards and threw a 17-yard touchdown strike to
The Steelers trailed by three touchdowns in the first half but pulled to within 27-23 on
Chicago's offense, which generated little after a 17-point outburst in the first quarter, responded behind Cutler.
The quarterback scrambled for 13 yards on third and 10 to start the drive. Cutler then hit
Officials ruled the pass was incomplete, but the play was overturned after replays showed Bennett deftly dragged his right foot before sliding out of bounds.
Pittsburgh tried to get back into the game, but
The second time Roethlisberger had a pass intercepted came on a late drive and ended up being Pittsburgh's ninth turnover through three games. The Steelers' defense, meanwhile, hasn't recorded a takeaway through 12 quarters.
The mistakes started early. Pittsburgh turned it over twice in the first half.
Chicago was up 17-3 midway through the second quarter when Roethlisberger threw off his back foot in the face of a blitz. The bail sailed into the hands of Wright, who sprinted down the sideline for a touchdown to give the Bears a 21-point lead.
The score marked the second straight week and the 10th time since the start of the 2012 season that the Bears returned an interception for a touchdown, easily the most in the NFL.
The Steelers, looking to avoid their first 0-3 start since Hall of Fame coach Chuck Noll was in the twilight of his career, responded with a 33-yard touchdown pass from Roethlisberger to Brown with 6:35 left in the half to give Pittsburgh hope.
It didn't last long. Wright jarred the ball loose from