The Bears normally blitz about one-fourth of the time in their normal scheming. That rate jumped up to about one-third against Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers, with generally positive results. Generally.
Linebackers accounted for all three sacks of Roethlisberger.
D.J. Williams registered a sack and forced fumble that was recovered by James Anderson to set up the Bears’ first touchdown. Williams subsequently flattened Roethlisberger with a second blitz.
Lance Briggs delivered a tackle for loss on a run blitz in the second quarter and sacked Roethlisberger in addition to forcing a fumble and breaking up a pass. Anderson was credited with five tackles and recovered the sack caused by Williams’ blitz.
Roethlisberger was blitzed 18 times on Sunday, sacked those three times but also throwing for two touchdowns and an interception vs. the blitzes, according to ProFootballFocus.com.
Moon's Grade: A-