Dr. Bob Previews Bears (+3) Vs. Steelers

Robert StollCorrespondent ISeptember 17, 2009

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 13: Devin Hester #23 of the Chicago Bears waits to return a kick against the Green Bay Packers on September 13, 2009 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Bears 21-15. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

CHICAGO 19 Pittsburgh (-3.0) 18

01:15 PM Pacific Time Sunday, Sep-20

My ratings prior to last week's games would have favored Chicago by 1 point in this game and the Bears' 15-21 loss at Green Bay does nothing to alter that prediction. Chicago averaged 5.2 yards per play against a solid Green Bay defense while holding a good Packers' attack to just 4.4 yppl.

Losing All-Pro LB Brian Urlacher hurts that defense, but Pittsburgh will be without star SS Troy Polamalu for the next month or so and that's a bigger loss than Urlacher.

Cutler's 4 interceptions were the reason the Bears lost to the Packers, but he'll be better at home and Chicago is still likely to cover the spread in this game even if Cutler throws a couple of picks.

My ratings favor Chicago by 1 point after adjusting for the injuries and I'll lean with the Bears plus the points.

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