Pittsburgh Steelers cannot fall into the trap at Chicago Bears

We all know the situation, we have seen it a thousand times. The Steelers beat a good team and the next week they go on the road and they lose to a bad team the following week. It is essentially a yearly occurrence now. Sunday is a chance for the Steelers to exorcise their demons, and show that they are in a different mindset by stomping out a team that is close to down and out.

Steelers cannot fall into the trap at Chicago Bears

Under Tomlin, the Steelers are 13-19 against teams with a record below .500 at the time on the road. This includes a 2014 loss to a 1-8 New York Jet team led by Rex Ryan. It includes a road loss to Ryan Mallett and the Ravens in 2015. In 2016 the Steelers lost to a Dolphins team in Miami that had a losing record at the time but finished with a winning record. However, they also lost to an Eagles team that was above .500 at the time but under .500 to finish the season.

In 20014 the Steelers lost to a 0-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers team led by, you guessed it, Mike Glennon. That is the last time that a Mike Glennon led football team won a game in the NFL. Do not say it cannot happen this week because it can.

This Steelers team has to prove that they are different. They have to prove that they want home field advantage over the New England Patriots. They have to see an inferior opponent, and whether it is on the road or not, they have to execute and knock them out.

This will wind up being a defining game for the Steelers in the grand scheme of things. If what should be an easy win becomes that, this team has real playoff intentions. If not, it could be the same old team.

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