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Bears beat Steelers in wild overtime contest for 1st win

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CHICAGO (AP) -

Jordan Howard scored on a 19-yard run in overtime to lead the Chicago Bears to a 23-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

Howard's winning score came two plays after Tarik Cohen broke off what appeared to be an electric 73-yard touchdown run. He was ruled out at the Pittsburgh 37, but Howard took over from there and the Bears came away with a surprising victory.

Howard had 138 of Chicago's 220 yards rushing, making up for a lackluster performance by quarterback Mike Glennon.

The Steelers (2-1) stayed off the sideline for the national anthem in the wake of President Donald Trump's comments that players who kneel in protest should be fired, though left tackle Alejandro Villanueva -- an Army veteran -- stood near the tunnel with his hand over his heart.

The Bears have three days off before a trip north to Lambeau Field for a Thursday night matchup with the Green Bay Packers.

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