The last time the Steelers played in Chicago - in 1995 - they came back forced overtime, winning at Soldier Field for the only time in team history.
It was a game that proved the 1995 Steelers - a great defensive team - had enough juice offensively to be a Super Bowl contender.
Sunday, we saw the Steelers show why this team – which is great offensively and defensively – might not make it again.
For whatever reason, this team just doesn't seem to be able to keep its foot on the pedal offensively.
The Steelers walked down the field with relative ease on their opening possession and were on their way to a second score when Ben Roethlisberger threw a duck of a pass that was picked off by Charles Tillman.
We didn't see a whole lot of offense after that.
Certainly the rain played a factor in that. But the Steelers played plenty of games in horrid conditions last season.
I know Roethlisberger likes leading the Steelers on fourth quarter game-winning drives and the team has plenty of confidence in him doing that, but it's OK to win by 20 sometimes too.
© From the number of e-mails I received this week about my pick of the Bears to win this game, I guess there were a good number of people who didn't believe me when I wrote that the Steelers would have a more difficult time replacing Troy Polamalu than Chicago would replacing Brian Urlacher.
After watching Polamalu's replacement, Tyrone Cater, get beat for both Chicago touchdowns, I wonder if they believe me now.
© Cincinnati went to Green Bay and won on Sunday, making next week's game against the Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium a big one.
The winner will move to 2-1 and keep pace with Baltimore.
The loser will be 1-2 and trailing the other and Baltimore.
Trust me when I say that the Steelers can lose that game as well.
Actually, I think the loss Sunday will help refocus this team and the Steelers will win in Cincinnati.
© All the people continuing to trash the offensive line should chill out a little bit. The line played pretty darn well Sunday and Roethlisberger had plenty of time to throw.
This team still can't run the ball when opponents know they're going to run it, though.