Late Bears FG Hands Steelers 17-14 Loss
Brown, Scott, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
CHICAGO -- The Steelers will no doubt leave the Windy City thinking they let one get away.
Jeff Reed missed a pair of field goals in the fourth quarter and Chicago capitalized, scoring 10 unanswered points in the final 15 minutes to beat the Steelers, 17-14, at soggy Soldier Field.
With the score tied 14 -14, Reed badly hooked a 43-yard field goal attempt with just over three minutes left. Jay Cutler, who shook off a four- interception effort in his Bears debut last week, led a drive that ended with Robbie Gould kicking a 44-yard field goal with 15 seconds left.
A chance of a miracle rally ended when Stefan Logan lost a fumble on the kickoff return .
The Steelers fell to 1-1, while the Bears improved to 1-1 in front of a crowd of 60,323.
Ben Roethlisberger completed 23 of 35 passes for 221 yards and a touchdown.
A handful of his passes were dropped, including one in the end zone by Santonio Holmes, which came the play before Reed missed his second field goal.
The Steelers will try to get back on the winning track next Sunday when they play the Bengals in Cincinnati.
The Steelers made it look easy in the first quarter.
They held the Bears without a first down on two possessions, and after they got the ball for the first time Roethlisberger moved them 92 yards in 13 plays for a touchdown.
He capped the drive that consumed a little more than eight minutes with a 1-yard pass to tight end Matt Spaeth on fourth down from the half-yard line. …