Bears stay unbeaten, top sloppy Steelers

Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (22) goes in for a touchdown over Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Ryan Clark (25) in the first quarter of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) (Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Chicago's defense forced five turnovers and scored twice, and the Bears beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 40-23 on Sunday night to remain unbeaten.

Major Wright returned an interception 38 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter, and Julius Peppers picked up Ben Roethlisberger's fumble and raced 42 yards for a score in the fourth quarter as the Bears (3-0) held off a late rally.

Roethlisberger completed 26 of 41 passes for 406 yards, and threw two touchdowns to Antonio Brown, but the Steelers fell to 0-3 for the first time since 1986 thanks to an avalanche of mistakes.

Jay Cutler passed for 159 yards and threw a 17-yard touchdown strike to Earl Bennett with just under 6 minutes remaining to give the Bears breathing room after the Steelers trimmed a 21-point deficit to four.

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