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Turnovers cost Steelers big in loss to Bears

PITTSBURGH -- Major Wright returned a Ben Roethlisberger interception 38 yards for a touchdown to help give the Chicago Bears a 24-10 halftime lead over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night.

Chicago linebacker D.J. Williams forced a Roethlisberger fumble to set up another score as Chicago's bid for a 3-0 start began with a flourish.

The Bears were already up 17-3 when Roethlisberger threw off his back foot in the face of a blitz. The ball sailed right into the hands of Wright, who sprinted down the sideline for a touchdown to give the Bears a commanding 21-point lead.

The score marked the second straight week and the 10th time since the start of the 2012 season the Bears returned an interception for a touchdown.

The Steelers, looking to avoid an 0-3 start for the first time since 1986, responded with a 33-yard touchdown pass from Roethlisberger to Antonio Brown with 6:35 left in the half to give Pittsburgh life.

Still, the half belonged to the Bears. Chicago needed a pair of fourth-quarter comebacks to win their first two games. There would be no slow start this time after sprinting to a 17-0 lead that had some of the capacity crowd at Heinz Field already heading to the exits less than 15 minutes into the game.

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