NFL picks and predictions, Bears vs. Steelers 2013: Chicago favored in visit to Pittsburgh

Jonathan Daniel

The Bears will be on the road against the Steelers in Week 3 and the experts are heavily favoring Chicago.

The Bears and Steelers will meet during Sunday Night Football in Week 3 of the NFL season. The inter-conference battle features two teams that seemingly are headed in different directions. The Bears are riding high in the NFC North at 2-0 after impressive wins over the Bengals and Vikings. On the other side, the Steelers are coming of back-to-back losses to the Titans and Bengals, and have yet to put up more than 10 points in a game.

The two teams' records have likely played a role in expert predictions in Week 3. CBS Sports' group of experts are favoring the Bears in this matchup by a vote of 5-3 against the spread. With the spread not taken into account, the numbers stay the same, with the experts voting 5-3. CBS's Pete Prisco was one of the few experts to go with the Steelers. Here is what he had to say about the game:

The Steelers are in a must-win situation. They can't go 0-3 and hope to make the playoffs. They've struggled on offense and need to get it going, but the Bears are tough on defense. I see the Steelers' defense winning this one. They will force some key turnovers. Steelers get victory No. 1.

For ESPN, four of the 13 experts have picked the Steelers. Also, according to, the Bears 1-point favorites in Week 3.

The Steelers host the Bears in Pittsburgh during Sunday Night Football at 8:30 p.m. ET.

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